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

Rick Perry's special prosecutor is going to have a hard time taking him down.

The Texas governor was indicted by a grand jury Friday on one count of abuse of power by intentionally misusing government property to harm someone, and one count of coercion of a public servant. He insists he's innocent and calls the indictment a politically-motivated "farce" that's likelier to occur in the "old Soviet Union" than the United States.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has hired Benjamin L. Ginsberg as part of his legal team to fend off an indictment for abuse of power.

Ginsberg is a longtime Republican lawyer who was an important figure on the Bush-Cheney team during the 2000 election recount. He later provided legal advice to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

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President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Attorney General Eric Holder in the Oval Office on Monday afternoon to receive an update on clashes between civilians and police in Ferguson, Mo.

The city saw another night of heated clashes on Sunday following the murder of an 18-year-old black man by a police officer on Aug. 9.

The president returned to Washington late on Sunday night after spending the week with his family in Martha's Vineyard.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) called on President Barack Obama to extend deportation relief to the parents and families of young undocumented immigrants who've received "deferred action."

In an interview with Univision set to air Sunday, Durbin also called for granting reprieve to those who have been living in the U.S. but have not committed a "serious crime."

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