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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Having long been playing defense on Obamacare because he expanded Medicaid in his state, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) went on the offensive Wednesday and attacked Republicans for promising in the 2014 election cycle that they would repeal Obamacare.

“You’ve been supporting conservative candidates,” Kasich said on an appearance on Jay Weber's Wisconsin radio show, by way of BuzzFeed. “They told you in 2014 they were gonna repeal Obamacare. Do you realize, that’s just—that’s a big joke?”

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Political observers have wondered for months whether Donald Trump’s unconventional, “political outsider” campaign would put him at a disadvantage if the Republican presidential race were to come down to the wire. Now, a fight stemming from the complicated process of selecting convention delegates suggests it has.

The Trump campaign is currently in a tizzy over a development regarding Louisiana’s delegation to the Republican National Convention. While Trump narrowly defeated Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the state's primary earlier this month, a recent Wall Street Journal report suggested that Cruz will head to Cleveland with more Louisiana delegates than the real estate mogul, prompting Trump to accuse Cruz of trying to "steal" delegates.

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There is at least one big crack in the Senate GOP's blockade on considering President Obama's Supreme Court nominee: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).

The Maine moderate has already said that there should be public hearings for the nominee, but on Tuesday she upped her criticisms of GOP leadership's position that the next president should choose the successor to the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Hillary Clinton had scathing words for the GOP blockade of President Obama's Supreme Court nominee in a speech Monday that connected the hardball stance to a pattern of Republican obstruction and the rise of Donald Trump.

The battle over filling the high court vacancy opened by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia "is revealing the worst of our politics," she said at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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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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