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

The most notorious moment of Representative Steve King's career was cleverly calculated.

The immigration debate had undergone a sea change in favor of reform, with bipartisan Senate passage of a sweeping bill in the months after Hispanics carried President Obama to a resounding reelection victory. The No. 2 Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, kept up the pressure on the House by delivering speeches arguing that young undocumented "Dreamers" were some of the finest in society — high school valedictorians, even, who deserved the same opportunities as native-born children.

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The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a trial court judge's order blocking Ohio's restrictions on early voting.

A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed the preliminary injunction granted earlier this month by Judge Peter C. Economus, meaning that the cutbacks cannot go into effect until the case is resolved on the merits by the courts.

The circuit judges agreed that the restrictions run afoul of the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

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The Arkansas Senate race has narrowed, according to a new poll which shows Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor leading Republican Tom Cotton by 2 points.

The Suffolk/USA Today survey released Wednesday found Pryor leading 45 percent to 43 percent, within the poll's margin of error. Seven percent were undecided.

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John Boehner is "all in" to be Speaker of the House again next year. But as usual, he has his share of dissidents who want to oust him — disenchantment remains strong with some of the Republican conference.

But for all the grumbling, they have a tough battle on their hands if they want a new Speaker in January.

A new article in The Hill points to stirrings a coup attempt by some members against the Ohio Republican, who has served in the House's top job since 2011. The piece centers around a less-than-organized push by Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), who told the paper he's meeting with members to chart out "a new direction" for the House.

According to numerous conservative House lawmakers, as well as aides who declined to be named, Boehner's gavel is safe. Here are four reasons why.

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