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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WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) called the controversy over Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account as secretary of state a "hiccup."

"As Senator [Chuck] Schumer has stated, it's a hiccup," he told reporters on Tuesday. "She will respond when she responds. And we'll wait for her response."

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Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said Tuesday that the letter to Iran signed by 47 Republican senators "weakens our president, weakens our country, weakens our credibility" by undercutting President Barack Obama during sensitive negotiations over Iran's nuclear program.

"We shouldn't tank a deal before there is a deal," he said in a floor speech. "There's a right way and a wrong way to approach these matters."

Kaine, a cosponsor of legislation by Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to ensure congressional review of any deal with Iran, said the Senate must not leave questions as to whether it is capable of handling national security "in a mature and responsible way."

"Is it just partisanship now?" he said, saying it's important for lawmakers to avoid creating the impression that "Congress is now just a partisan, sort of sideshow."

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WASHINGTON — It goes without saying that a Supreme Court ruling against Obamacare would be devastating for President Barack Obama, dealing a blow to his signature domestic achievement, as well as the millions of Americans who would no longer be able to afford health coverage. But it's not a zero-sum game.

The perils of a Court ruling to erase Obamacare subsidies in dozens of states extend to Republican governors who are eying the presidency in 2016.

The justices met Friday morning, two days after oral arguments in King v. Burwell, to cast their votes and decide whether the law restricts health insurance tax subsidies to state-run exchanges, as opposed to the federal exchange.

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