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.

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Before Hillary Clinton was slated to give a speech bashing the Senate GOP for its blockade of President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley used her email controversy to preemptively dismiss the criticisms in an interview with Politico.

“With all the troubles she’s getting on email, and the FBI’s going to question her, I would imagine she’d want to change the tone of her campaign,” Grassley told Politico.

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Confronted with an ad attacking him on his past comments about women, Donald Trump dismissed his previous remarks by explaining he "never thought I would run for office.”

“Many people, you know, Howard Stern would interview me and everybody would be having fun and the women would be laughing," Donald Trump said while calling into Wisconsin radio host Charlie Sykes’ show Monday morning.

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Georgia's Republican Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday will veto a so-called "religious liberty" bill that had been criticized by civil rights groups for being anti-LGBT, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Deal said that the legislation "doesn’t reflect the character of our state or the character of its people."

"Georgia is a welcoming state. It is full of loving, kind and generous people and that is what we should want," he said at the press conference announcing the veto.

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Reports of Arizona voters waiting for as long as fives hours to cast their ballots is bringing intense scrutiny on local elections officials as well as renewed criticism of the 2013 Supreme Court decision that allowed them to make major changes to polling plans without the approval of the federal government.

Most of the coverage since Tuesday's voting problems has focused on two things: First, Maricopa County, Arizona’s most populated region, reduced polling places from 200 to 60 in an effort to save money; and second, that’s the kind of change in the voting regimen that federal officials would have blocked until the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder.

But the picture is more complicated, voting rights experts and former Justice Department officials tell TPM.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders is projected to win the Washington caucus Saturday as the Vermont socialist tries to catch up with rival Hillary Clinton in the delegate count. His victory was called by MSNBC and AP at about 6:30 p.m. EST.

The Sanders campaign poured a considerable effort in the state, where his platform was well-received by young liberals and he hosted a rally in Seattle Friday evening.

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Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus spoke to the Journal Sentinel Wednesday about the state of the 2016 race, where he was asked about those appalled by the some of the rhetoric whether it was "what was on Twitter last night" or at some of the debates.

"I believe that family members should be left out of the conversation," Priebus said, appearing to refer to the recent insults hurled at Donald Trump's and Ted Cruz's wives. "And I do think that overall some of these things are not helpful."

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