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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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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) teased the hell out of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room Wednesday evening as she pressed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on whether he discussed the special counsel’s probe with anyone at the law firm of President Trump’s personal lawyer. She refused to elaborate when Kavanaugh asked her to clarify who worked there or whom she had in mind.

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As we neared the 11th hour of Wednesday’s confirmation hearings, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) jumped right into a line of questioning about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s views on the use of race in government policy, such as in affirmative action. Kavanaugh did his best not to answer him.

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Republican Sen. Jeff Flake (AZ) was not able to get Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to answer his questions, inspired by a President Trump tweet this week, about whether a President can abuse his authority by directing independent agencies to take certain actions for political reasons.

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