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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

Amid fading prospects for immigration reform in Congress, President Barack Obama has signaled he'll take executive action on enforcement to ease the burden for certain people in the country illegally who don't have criminal records. On his order, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is conducting a review of U.S. enforcement policies in order to determine how to implement the law in the smartest and most humane way.

Immigration lawyers generally agree that the president has broad legal authority when it comes to prioritizing who to deport. There is debate, however, about how far he can go in formally granting relief and work authorization to undocumented immigrants. Department of Homeland Security officials emphasize that no decisions have been made and a variety of options are under consideration.

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Between the streak of court victories for marriage equality and the rapidly shifting tide of national public opinion, conservative guardians of traditional marriage are struggling to keep the cause alive, if not conceding defeat.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday he won't appeal a George W. Bush-appointed federal judge's ruling this week that his state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, a revealing move for the GOP governor who's running for re-election this year. He argued that "the case is extremely unlikely to succeed on appeal."

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has agreed to testify before the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee on the Benghazi attacks of 2012, a State Department official told TPM on Friday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Kerry agreed to testify on June 12 or June 20, adding that his appearance "will eliminate any need" for him to appear a second time before the House select committee on Benghazi.

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President Barack Obama is bothered by pundits who suggest he could fix Washington gridlock if he plays more golf with Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).

Or so he told donors at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser in Chicago on Thursday night, previewing the remark by saying he's a "tough guy" who isn't bothered by the "slinging and hurling stones and arrows" at him.

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The Republican party and the tea party are one in the same.

That's according to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who was asked Thursday at his weekly press conference if the string of victories for establishment-preferred candidates in the GOP primaries this week amount to a victory against the tea party.

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