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

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance in a media conference call with Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Friday to push back on what he called "dishonest" criticism from progressives — apparently including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — that the Trans-Pacific Partnership was a "secret" deal.

"What I am averse to is a bunch of ad hominem attacks and misinformation that stirs up the base but ultimately doesn't serve them well. And I'm going to be pushing back very hard if I keep hearing that stuff," Obama told a small group of reporters on the call.

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WASHINGTON — Top Republican senators criticized GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker on Tuesday for casting doubt on legal immigration policies and echoing calls by outspoken restrictionist Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for a discussion about whether immigrants harm wages for native-born American workers.

It's hardly remarkable for a Republican to be unsympathetic to undocumented immigrants but it is rare for a top-tier presidential candidate to call into question legal immigration, which the party (and business community) broadly supports.

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Martin O'Malley is exploring an innovative tactic in seeking to establish himself as the progressive alternative to Hillary Clinton: cursing at Republican ideas.

The potential Democratic presidential candidate appeared in an NPR interview over the weekend and declared that claims by Republicans that government regulations worsen income inequality were "patently bullshit."

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