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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

Weeks into Obamacare's disastrous rollout last fall, Democrats' worst nightmares were coming true. The politics were so dreadful that even liberal stalwarts like Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley were endorsing "fixes" to gut key elements of the law. One Democratic Senate aide expressed concern that that the law's failures could cause a Republican sweep in every open seat and every contested red state in the 2014 elections.

Nine months later, Obamacare has rebounded, and the politics have changed dramatically. Democrats' Senate majority remains in jeopardy, but Obamacare is no longer the silver bullet that Republicans once thought it was. It is gradually losing its power as a political weapon.

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If President Barack Obama takes unilateral steps to grant "amnesty" to people living in the U.S. illegally, the House of Representatives must impeach him, former Rep. Tom Tancredo told TPM in an interview.

"It's unconstitutional. He should be impeached if he tries it," Tancredo, a Colorado Republican and outspoken immigration hawk in the House from 1999 to 2009, said Wednesday evening by phone from his home in Denver.

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As Republican primary season winds to a close, Sen. Ted Cruz still won't commit to supporting Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as majority leader if the GOP wins control of the Senate.

"That will be a decision for the conference to make," the Texas Republican told Politico. "I'm hopeful come January we have a Republican majority."

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