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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Ted Cruz is projected to win the Idaho primary. The networks called his victory at a little after midnight ET.

Cruz visited the state earlier in this week, and the shooting of a Idaho pastor who delivered a prayer at Cruz campaign rally there made national headlines. (The pastor is recovering and the suspect was arrested outside the White House Tuesday evening.)

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Bernie Sanders is projected to defeat Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s Michigan primary in an upset victory in the state where both candidates invested in major campaign efforts. Sanders supporters hoped that his message focused in on trade deals and economic inequality would resonate in the industrial state.

Sanders’ win was called at around 11:30 by the Associated Press and NBC News. For two-and-a-half hours after the final polls closed in Michigan, the networks considered the neck-and-neck race too close to call. Sanders’ strong showing was a major shock in the state where Clinton had been polling more than 20 percentage points ahead of Sanders, according TPM’s PollTracker Average

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Bernie Sanders celebrated his unexpectedly strong showing in Michigan in an brief, impromptu press conference in Miami, arguing that "the political revolution that we are talking about is strong in every part of the country."

"Frankly, we believe that our strongest areas are yet to happen," he said.

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Addressing supporters in Cleveland after her win was declared in Mississippi, Hillary Clinton delivered a speech Tuesday geared at next week's primary in Ohio, while finding some time to take implicit shots at GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

"Running for president shouldn't be about delivering insults, it should be about delivering result for the American people," Clinton said.

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Donald Trump is projected to win the Michigan GOP primary Tuesday, disappointing Trump foes who had hoped that either John Kasich or Ted Cruz could pull an upset.

His victory was called by MSNBC and Fox News at 9 p.m. EST, when the final polls closed in the state..

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Donald Trump is projected to win the Mississippi GOP primary Tuesday, fending off the challenge from Ted Cruz. His victory is a blow to the Stop Trump efforts that were hoping Cruz’s regional appeal would be enough to block Trump there.

Trump’s victory was called by the networks at about 8:30 p.m. EST, 30 minutes after the polls closed.

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The networks and the Associated Press characterized the Republican Mississippi primary as too early to call when polls closed at 8 p.m. ET.

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are engaged in a two-man race, according to the AP.

Exit polling showed John Kasich and Marco Rubio trailing far behind in the state.

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Hillary Clinton is projected to win the Mississippi primary, building on the momentum she earned winning contests in other Southern states.

Her defeat of Bernie Sanders was called at 8 p.m. EST by the networks.

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said Monday that President Obama's yet-to-be-named Supreme Court nominee would be like a "piñata."

"I think they will bear some resemblance to a piñata," Cornyn told reporters on Capitol Hill, according to CNN.

"What I don't understand is how someone who actually wants to be confirmed to the Supreme Court would actually allow themselves to be used by the administration in a political fight that's going to last from now until the end of the year," Cornyn continued.

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