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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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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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In a clever troll move, or perhaps just a complete absence of shame, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), in his questions for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, invoked D.C. Circuit Court Chief Judge Merrick Garland, and the number of times he and Kavanaugh, also a judge on the D.C. appeals court, have voted together.

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