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 — Stalemate in the war over President Barack Obama's unilateral actions on immigration has put the Republican-led Congress on a path to partially shutting down the Department of Homeland Security on February 27.

With just five legislative days to go before the funding deadline, the House and Senate are at a standstill and there are growing signs that Congress won't act in time.

Here are five reasons why.

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WASHINGTON — New revelations raise questions about whether the challengers in the major anti-Obamacare lawsuit before the Supreme have the legal right to sue. Two reports this week by the Wall Street Journal delved into the backgrounds of the challengers and found some evidence that each one of the four plaintiffs may be unharmed by the law.

That has caused legal experts to wonder: Could the Supreme Court throw out the King v. Burwell case for lack of "standing"? And should it?

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WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Mark Kirk said Wednesday that his party made a mistake by picking a fight over President Barack Obama's immigration actions, and said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) should bring up a "clean" bill to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded.

"I generally agree with the Democratic position here. I think we should have never fought this battle on DHS funding," the Illinois senator said in the Capitol. "I think it's the wrong battle for us at the wrong time."

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