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

The 24 states which refused to expand Medicaid under Obamacare are poised to give up $423.6 billion in federal funds over a decade and keep 6.7 million residents uninsured, according to a new study by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

"In the 24 states that have not expanded Medicaid, 6.7 million residents are projected to remain uninsured in 2016 as a result. These states are foregoing $423.6 billion in federal Medicaid funds from 2013 to 2022, which will lessen economic activity and job growth," the authors wrote.

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Rep. Keith Ellison, the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, on Friday backed President Barack Obama's latest military action in Iraq.

The Minnesota Democrat cautioned that he's "wary of mission creep" and insisted the military intervention be "limited." His statement is nevertheless a sign that the liberal wing of the Democratic party, which led the charge in bringing the Iraq war to an end, is standing behind Obama for now.

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A Republican party official in Kansas said early July that "offending Muslims is the duty of any civilized person" and added: "Especially with a .45," according to the Kansas City Star.

The paper reported that the vice chairman of the Kansas GOP's 3rd Congressional District Committee, Gavin Ellzey, posted the comment to Twitter. He deleted it after receiving calls, saying he wasn't trying to offend anyone, wouldn't shoot anyone and doesn't even own a gun, per the Star.

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