Tierney_j1gbg4

Tierney Sneed

Tierney Sneed is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked for U.S. News and World Report. She grew up in Florida and attended Georgetown University.

Articles by

Not only have Alabama's attempts to defund Planned Parenthood Southeast been blocked by the courts, Alabama taxpayers will also have to foot the bill in the more than $51,000 in legal fees for the reproductive health organization, the Montgomery Advertiser reported, under a settlement filed in federal court Monday morning. The agreement still must be approved by a U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.

Republican Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (pictured above) was one of a number of elected officials who sought to defund Planned Parenthood by cutting off Medicaid funding to clinics after a series of "sting" videos asserted the organization was illegally profiting off the of the sale of aborted fetal tissue. (Planned Parenthood has denied the claim that it is profiting from donation programs, and says reimbursement fees clinics receive for storage and staffing costs are legal.)

Read More →

Asked on Morning Joe if he believed Islam was an inherently violent religion, Donald Trump refused to answer the question directly, but said, "There's something nasty coming out of there."

MSNBC political analyst John Heilemann asked Trump, who called onto Morning Joe Monday via telephone, whether Islam was "an inherently peaceful religion ... that’s been perverted by some" or a "an inherently violent religion.”

Read More →

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump slammed Republicans in Congress for not being willing to threaten a government shutdown in recent budget negotiations, Business Insider reported. The real estate mogul said historians would ultimately blame "Barack Hussein Obama" if the government had shutdown in a budget standoff.

"They're horrible poker players. Horrible," Trump said at a rally in Florida Saturday, according to Business Insider. "I like Boehner as a person. He's a nice guy. But ... I heard Boehner before he left say there's no way we're going to close up government."

Read More →

Some of the black pastors scheduled to meet with the Donald Trump Monday are pushing back at his campaign's claims that they will endorse him after the meeting. According to the Daily Beast, a number of pastors have taken to social media to deny that the meeting means Trump will gain their support.

“I am not officially endorsing ANY candidate and when I do you will NOT need to hear it from pulpitting courtjesters who suffer from intellectual and spiritual myopia," Bishop Clarence McClendon, a Los Angeles-based minister who had been invited to the meeting, said on Facebook, the Daily Beast reported. O

Read More →

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) were the first presidential candidates to weigh in on Friday's shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood that left three including a police officer dead. Both included the hashtag #StandWithPP in their tweets Friday evening reacting to the attack.

Read More →

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) were the first presidential candidates to weigh in on Friday's shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood that left three including a police officer dead. Both included the hashtag #StandWithPP in their tweets Friday evening reacting to the attack.

Read More →

President Obama weighed in on Friday's Planned Parenthood shooting in a statement released Saturday morning. He condemned the gunman "for terrorizing an entire community" and praised the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Police Officer Garrett Swasey, who was among the three people killed in the attack.

"This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal," the statement said. "If we truly care about this -- if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience -- then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Period. Enough is enough."

Read More →

In a speech laying out her plan to fight terrorism, former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton bashed the recent calls to block Syrian refugees after Friday's Paris attack

Clinton kicked off the Thursday speech, given at New York's Council on Foreign Relations, by implicitly criticizing the anti-refugee hysteria that has overcome American politics since 129 people were killed by Islamic extremists.

Read More →

LiveWire