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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

President Barack Obama's approval rating has risen to 50 percent in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll released Monday, his strongest showing in the survey since the spring of 2013.

Forty-four percent disapprove of how he's handling his job as president.

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Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) said Saturday on MSNBC's "Up With Steve Kornacki" that he doubts Mitt Romney can win the presidency, as the most recent Republican nominee makes moves toward another run in 2016.

"The third time is not a charm," Dent said. "And as much respect and admiration as I have for Governor Romney I'm not one of those who is encouraging him to enter the race right now. Again, I just don't think there's much to be gained by a third kick here. I don't think it'll work out for him."

Dent represents a swing district in Pennsylvania and has sometimes clashed with the more conservative elements in his party.

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