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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

Republican Bill Cassidy has opened up a 13-point lead over Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in a head-to-head matchup, according to a new Fox News poll of likely voters.

On the main ballot, Cassidy leads Landrieu by a narrower 4 points, but there are two other Republicans in the race. The contest will go to a runoff between the top two candidates if none of them break the 50 percent threshold.

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The Senate is poised to vote on a Republican-led measure Thursday to prohibit President Barack Obama from unilaterally granting deportation relief to any undocumented immigrant.

The "motion to table" will be pushed by outspoken immigration hawk Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) prior to the vote on a House-passed bill to keep the government funded through Dec. 11 and let Obama arm Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic militant group ISIS.

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Five years ago this month, President Barack Obama delivered a rare speech to Congress about health care reform in which he took on the "bogus claim" that "our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants."

"This, too, is false. The reforms — the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally," he said.

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