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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President Barack Obama on Tuesday told Americans that the United States will defeat the Ebola virus and prevent an outbreak at home by acting "based on the science, based on the facts, based on the experience."

"This disease can be contained. It will be defeated," the president said in brief remarks at the White House, before a scheduled trip to Milwaukee.

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Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor narrowly leads Republican Tom Cotton in an internal poll of the Arkansas Senate race, a sign that the vulnerable incumbent has a fighting chance in the tough contest.

The survey by Opinion Research Associates, given to TPM first by an Arkansas Democratic official on Monday, shows the Democrat leading by 1 point, well within the margin of error of plus-or-minus 5 percentage points.

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President Barack Obama met on Friday with Dallas nurse Nina Pham after she was declared cured of the Ebola virus.

The White House announced the event in the Oval Office one hour before it was scheduled to happen, reserving a few moments before the meeting for photo-only press coverage.

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Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown expressed alarm on Friday about the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City, and attacked his opponent, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), for "waffling" on a travel ban.

"The way to stop mass infection is by swift and decisive action, including a travel ban and quarantining health workers returning from countries where Ebola is prevalent," Brown said in a statement. "This is not a time for political correctness; it's a time for common-sense prevention mechanisms."

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Glenn Beck doesn't think it would be "all that bad for the country" if Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) loses reelection to Alison Lundergan Grimes (D).

Less than two weeks before Election Day, the nationally syndicated talk radio host told his army of conservative listeners on Thursday that even though Grimes is "gonna be worse" for America, making her a senator could be worth the price of ousting an establishment Republican whom he suggested has added "poison" to Congress.

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