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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A video accompanying allegations that a top aide to Donald Trump roughed up a reporter is being dissected like the Zapruder film, and on Friday, MSNBC tripped over the most basic description of the video itself.

The video in question appears to show the moments before Michelle Fields, a reporter for Breitbart, was allegedly grabbed and nearly pulled to the ground by Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.

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A commercial celebrating the body shapes of plus-sized models was rejected by major networks, the retailer Lane Bryant said, with one network claiming the ad did not "comply with broadcast indecency guidelines."

The Lane Bryant ad was part of the #ThisBody campaign. It features plus-size models -- including Ashley Graham, who made headlines for her appearance in this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue -- saying empowerment-oriented slogans like, "this body is made for proving them wrong."

At some points the women are fully clothed, in others, they are in lingerie, and in some scenes, they appear to be nude -- but shot in a way that did not defy the typical standards for nudity on television.

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Marco Rubio at Thursday's GOP debate acknowledged that climate change existed, but said it was "because the climate has always been changing."

Moderator Jake Tapper took his cue from Republican Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado -- a Rubio endorser -- who urged Tapper to ask Rubio to pledge to do something about climate change.

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Marco Rubio pushed back on Donald Trump's statement that "Islam hates us" by saying such rhetoric has consequences and jeopardizes Americans' relationships with Muslims abroad.

"I know there's a lot of people find appeal in the things Donald says," Rubio said at Thursday's GOP debate. "The problem is presidents can't just say anything they want."

When Trump brushed of Rubio's rebuke of his comment as just about being "politically correct," Rubio protested. "I'm not interested in being politically correct. I'm interested in being correct."

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) -- a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which typically hosts hearings on Supreme Court nominees -- said Thursday that it's "going to be the new rule" that the Senate blocks any nominee that would fill a Supreme Court vacancy that opened within a year before a presidential election.

"We are setting a precedent today. That in the last year of a lame-duck eight-year term that you cannot fill a vacancy in the Supreme Court," Graham said at a Judiciary Committee meeting Thursday. "Based on what we're doing here today. That's going to be the new rule."

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In his opening statement for a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Committee Chair accused Democrats of trying "to score as many political points as possible" by demanding President Obama's Supreme Court nominee be considered by the Senate.

He pointed yet again to a speech made by then-Judiciary Committee Chair Joe Biden in 1992 discouraging nominees be considered months before election. Democrats, including Biden, insist the speech is being taken out of context by Republicans and note that the Senate has not refused to take up any previous nominee.

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Bernie Sanders’ upset victory in Michigan was a major shock for Hillary Clinton supporters for many reasons -- not the least of which was the prior polling that showed her beating Sander by 20-plus percentage points.

But the perils of public primary polling aside, Sanders’ Michigan win suggests it’s too soon to write the Democratic socialist and his message of political revolution off. Next Tuesday’s Ohio primary will be the next major test for him to prove he has broadened his appeal and there, his attacks on her stance on trade deals may prove equally effective as they were in Michigan.

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The moderators of Univision's Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday pressed Bernie Sanders to explain comments he made praising Cuba's communist government when he was mayor of Burlington, Vermont.

"In 1961 they invaded Cuba. Everyone was totally convinced Castro was the worst guy in the world. They forgot that he educated their kids, gave them health care and totally transformed their society," Sanders said in an 1985 video unearthed by Buzzfeed News last year.

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