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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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The lawyers representing Ammon Bundy reiterated the call from Bundy -- who was arrested Tuesday -- for the remaining occupiers to leave the Malheur wildlife refuge in Oregon at a press conference Thursday.

The attorneys promised those still at the Oregon refuge center that they can use the courts and the political system for "phase 2" of their movement.

"Phase 1 of this protest needs to come to an end," Bundy's attorney Michael Arnold said.

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The lawyers representing Ammon Bundy posted a brief statement from his wife Lisa -- including audio -- reiterating Ammon's desire that the remaining occupiers at a federal wildlife center in Oregon should go home.

"This is Lisa Bundy, Ammon Bundy’s wife. I spoke with Ammon’s lawyers yesterday and heard from his voice that those were his instructions: he wants people to go home; to go to their families," she said.

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A Reuters/Ipsos poll found that Americans approve of President's Obama's actions on immigration when described broadly -- especially when his name isn't attached. That support shrank once the question posed to respondents mentioned that they were executive actions taken by the president, but a majority of American still were okay with the plan.

Sixty-one percent of Americans supported Obama's plan -- which shields some undocumented immigrants from deportation -- when they were not told Obama had taken the action, according to the poll released Wednesday. While half of Republicans rejected the plan when described this way, 42 percent of Republicans supported it.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) threw shade on some major elements of Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) presidential platform, even as she suggested to reporters at a Democratic congressional summit in Baltimore that she wasn't choosing sides in the party's primary.

"We're not running on any platform of raising taxes," Pelosi said Wednesday, according to CNN, referring to Sanders' plan to raise taxes to pay for a single-payer model health care overhaul.

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The attorneys representing two anti-abortion activists behind the Planned Parenthood “sting” videos vehemently defended their clients against the recent criminal indictment issued against them, and slammed the Houston grand jury that brought the indictments.

“We believe that this is a runaway grand jury that has acted contrary to the law,” said Jared Woodfill -- one of the lawyers representing David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, who both worked to covertly record Planned Parenthood officials in videos -- said at a press conference in Houston Wednesday.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) dismissed the idea that President Obama has been tipping the scales in favor of his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton.

"I know there was some discussion the other day about a political interview where he was tipping the scale towards Secretary Clinton," Sanders said Wednesday at the White House after his meeting with the President in the Oval Office. "I don't believe that at all. I think he and the vice president have tried to be fair and even-handed in the process, and I suspect they will continue to be that way."

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