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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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Another Georgia Polling Place Controversy: Georgia is no stranger to controversies caused by closing or moving polling places, particularly those used by black voters. The latest scandal was prompted by the relocation of a polling place in a majority black town from a firehouse to a police station — a move the ACLU compared to Jim Crow-era voter intimidation that may violate the Voting Rights Act. The relocation was approved by Jonesboro’s all white city council and is happening in a town where community-police relations are already strained.

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ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA —  A federal magistrate judge in Virginia reluctantly approved a bond package Thursday for Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, the associates of Rudy Giuliani who were arrested Wednesday under campaign finance charges.

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A key call between President Trump and a U.S. ambassador involved in the Ukraine pressure campaign was revealed Monday evening, just before the diplomat was blocked from speaking to Congress about the endeavor

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, called President Trump last month after a career US official in Kyiv rang the alarm about Trump allegedly leveraging military aid for political favors from Ukraine.

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The Felon Voting Fight In Florida: On Monday, a federal judge in Florida held a hearing in a lawsuit challenging a law that will make it harder for ex-felons — whose franchise was restored with a 2018 ballot initiative — to become eligible to vote. The law requires that ex-felons pay off all fines and fees before they register — a mandate that could prevent 80% of otherwise eligible ex-felons from voting. Voting rights advocates have sought a preliminary injunction in the case. Meanwhile:

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