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 legislative aide to President Obama was arrested Friday, accused of shooting the gun of her boyfriend -- a U.S. Capitol police officer -- during a domestic dispute, NBC's local affiliate reported.

Barvetta Singletary allegedly texted her boyfriend to come over to her home in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., according to the charging documents, where she confronted him over accusations that he was cheating on her. Singletary and her boyfriend reportedly took the argument outside to his car where, the charging documents say, she demanded he unlock his cell phone. When he wouldn't cooperate she reached for his firearm and took that and his two phones back into the house, where she threatened to shoot him before firing a round in his direction, the police report said.

The victim then fled, according to the NBC report, and called 911.

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Nearly a year after Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri during the Michael Brown protests, formal charges were filed against him, the paper reported Monday.

Lowery was charged with trespassing on private property and interfering with a police officer’s performance of his duties -- according to the Washington Post -- in a court summons dated August 6. The summons ordered him to appear in a St. Louis County municipal court on August 24 or face arrest.

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Hillary Clinton may have attended Donald Trump's wedding, but she's no fan of his recent attacks on Fox News host Megyn Kelly.

"I thought what he said was offensive. And I certainly think that it deserves the kind of reaction that it's getting from so many others," Clinton said Monday while touting her college affordability plan in New Hampshire.

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St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger declared a state of emergency Monday, following protests to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown's death.

"The recent acts of violence will not be tolerated in a community that has worked so tirelessly over the last year to rebuild and become stronger. The time and investment in Ferguson and Dellwood will not be destroyed by a few that wish to violate the rights of others," Stenger said in a statement posted by CBS's local affiliate in St. Louis.

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A family in rural Kansas said that Jim Brownback -- brother of Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS) -- has routinely harassed them in recent years, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

Jim Brownback has been accused of repeatedly lingering and, at times, shooting firearms outside the home of Joann and Robert Peine, who have three children, near Parker, Kansas. The Peines said they reported the incidents to law enforcement -- and The Capital-Journal also relied on reviewed court records, law enforcement reports and other documents for the investigation. But Joann Peine and others suggest that police have turned a blind eye towards Jim Brownback's alleged harassment due to his brother's political stature in the state.

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Roger Stone, a longtime Republican operative known for his hardball tactics, is disputing a claim made by Donald Trump that the GOP 2016 frontrunner had fired Stone from his presidential campaign.

After Trump told The Washington Post's Robert Costa Saturday that he had canned Stone Friday evening by e-mail, Stone denied the claim to Costa and took to Twitter to rebut Trump's account.

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Donald Trump's suggestion that Fox News host Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her wherever" was "a bridge too far" for some conservatives.

Erick Erickson, the editor-in-chief of RedState.com and a Fox News contributor, withdrew Trump's invitation to appear at this weekend's RedState Gathering -- a summit for conservatives including a number of GOP 2016ers -- soon after Trump made the remarks on CNN Friday.

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GOP frontrunner Donald Trump suggested Friday that Megyn Kelly's tough questions for him during this week's Republican primary debate were due to "blood coming out of her wherever."

"She gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions," Trump said, calling into CNN Friday evening. "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever."

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Georgia's public employees will continue to get Confederate Memorial Day and Robert E. Lee's birthday off, but according to the state government's internal calendars, each of those holidays is now known only as "state holiday."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that that names of the two holidays were nowhere to be found on the holiday schedules emailed out to state employees this week that called the days instead "state holiday." Gov. Nathan Deal's (R) spokesman Brian Robinson told AJC the holidays will be continue to observed even though the state no longer will "spell it out by name."

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