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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.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told progressive activists on Saturday that Iowa is "critical" to maintaining a Democratic Senate.

"If we win Iowa we're going to do just fine," he said on a conference call hosted by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. "Iowa is critical. There’s no other way to say it."

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Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst (R) declined to say Saturday if she'd support Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY) as Republican leader if she wins the election.

"Well, I'm not there yet. Let's make it through November 4th, and then we will have some very serious discussions following that," she said in an appearance on Fox News. "As far as voting for a leader, once I am there then I will have those discussions."

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The campaign of Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has filed a lawsuit to stop Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign from distributing a mailer that it says amounts to illegal voter intimidation tactics.

The Grimes campaign on Friday said it had filed for an immediate injunction with the state court in Franklin County, which is where the state capital is located.

The campaign is calling for a state and federal investigation of the mailers that say they're authorized by the Kentucky Republican Party and the McConnell Senate campaign. The legal filing by the Grimes campaign can be read below, first reported by TPM.

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Republicans will grow to support the Affordable Care Act and stop calling it "Obamacare" in the next decade, the law's namesake predicted on Friday.

"I'm pretty sure that, you know, in 10 years they're not going to call it Obamacare anymore," President Barack Obama told a cheering crowd at Rhode Island College in Providence. "Republicans will be like, 'Ah, I was for that! Yeah!'"

"That's how that works," he said with a smile and a chuckle.

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Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) told NBC News that one of the reasons President Barack Obama is politically unpopular in her state is his race.

"I'll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It's been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader," she said.

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