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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

Of the many pro-Obamacare arguments that government lawyers are making to save the law from the Supreme Court, one stands out as particularly tailored to winning the crucial vote of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The argument is about federalism, long a guiding light for the Reagan-appointed jurist whose vote both sides are working to win in King v. Burwell, a case before the Court that threatens to blow a hole in Obamacare.

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WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats united Thursday to filibuster government funding legislation for the third time in three consecutive days, rebelling over Republican provisions that would end protections for young people in the U.S. illegally and block President Barack Obama's recent executive actions on immigration.

The 52-47 vote, short of the 60 needed to advance the House-passed bill, escalates a growing confrontation and raises the prospects that the Department of Homeland Security will partially shut down at the end of February.

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