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

A federal judge quoted fictional "House of Cards" character Frank Underwood in an opinion released Thursday for aptly articulating a "longstanding and fundamental principle of American law."

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Black struck down an Ohio law banning false statements about political candidates, decreeing it unconstitutional. The judge argued that although "[l]ies have no place in the political arena," it's not the role of the government to police the accuracy of statements.

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President Barack Obama addressed the United States on Wednesday night about the Islamic militant group ISIS.

Here are his full remarks, as prepared for delivery, via the White House.

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On Wednesday night, President Barack Obama will speak to the nation about U.S. strategy to "degrade, and ultimately destroy" the Islamic militant group ISIS (also called ISIL), which recently beheaded two American journalists it captured in Syria.

Obama will say that the U.S. will wage a "sustained counter-terrorism strategy" but won't send any combat troops in Iraq or Syria to fight the militant group.

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