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

Five years ago this month, President Barack Obama delivered a rare speech to Congress about health care reform in which he took on the "bogus claim" that "our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants."

"This, too, is false. The reforms — the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally," he said.

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As expected, Senate Republicans filibustered legislation on Monday aimed at helping women fight for equal pay in the workplace, a vote held by Democrats to attack the GOP ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.

The vote was 52 for, 40 against, falling short of the 60 needed to defeat a filibuster.

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The White House formally withdrew the nomination of Debo Adegbile to run the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, more than six months after the Democratic-led Senate scuttled his confirmation due to legal work he did with the NAACP decades ago.

The move reflects a shift for the White House, which along with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had promised to continue fighting to confirm Adegbile, praising him as an excellent lawyer with the background to lead the important Justice Department division.

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