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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

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) revived his call for gun safety legislation Tuesday when asked if he'd like to see his bill mandating background checks for firearm purchases at gun shows and Internet sales come up in the Senate again.

"I'm always -- I mean, it just makes so much sense," Manchin told TPM during a brief interview in the Capitol. "How do you argue against finding out if a person is a criminal or a person's mentally been adjudicated. All this needs to be done. Sure. I'd like to see reasonable people come to reasonable decisions on a reasonable piece of legislation."

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) warned Tuesday that if Republicans block immigration reform they'll lose the presidency in 2016 no matter who they nominate.

"I agree with Mr. [Tom] Donohue, the head of the Chamber of Commerce. It doesn't matter who we nominate. We'll [lose]," the party's 2008 presidential nominee told a few reporters in the Capitol, in response to a question from TPM.

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A nasty fight over Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in Virginia took another shocking turn on Monday afternoon.

State Sen. Phillip Puckett (D), who resigned his post reportedly for a job as deputy director of the tobacco commission, took himself out of the running on Monday, according to the Washington Post. News of his resignation drew fierce criticism and raised questions about a possible backroom deal with Republicans. The director of the GOP-led commission had endorsed Puckett for the position and said the two discussed the possibility.

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