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Sahil Kapur

Sahil Kapur is TPM's senior congressional reporter and Supreme Court correspondent. His articles have been published in the Huffington Post, The Guardian and The New Republic. Email him at sahil@talkingpointsmemo.com and follow him on Twitter at @sahilkapur.

Articles by Sahil

House Speaker John Boehner made his case for suing President Barack Obama to implement the Obamacare employer mandate, saying he chose that issue because it gives Republicans the best chance of success in court.

"On the advice of legal experts, the House action will focus on his decision to extend — twice — the deadline to institute the employer mandate in his health care law. We believe this targeted lawsuit offers the best chance of success," the Ohio Republican wrote in an op-ed for USA Today published online Sunday.

He added: "The fact we agree with a change that should have been made in law makes this case clearer to the court."

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House Republican leaders are hoping to vote next week, before the August recess, on a package to address the humanitarian crisis on the southern border.

The conference met on Friday morning to discuss a path forward and, according to a GOP leadership aide, is closing in on a proposal to provide less than $1 billion in funding and amend a 2008 anti-trafficking law that prohibits U.S. officials from swiftly sending back minors at the border who are coming from countries other than Mexico and Canada.

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A top confidant to President Barack Obama told reporters on Friday that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has "opened the door" to impeaching the president by moving to sue him.

"I think Speaker Boehner, by going down the path of this lawsuit, has opened the door to impeachment sometime in the future," White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said at a Washington breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

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