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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Vice President Joe Biden spoke to Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko by phone on Thursday about the Malaysia Airlines jet reportedly shot down in Ukraine near the Russian border.

"Vice President Biden who is traveling in Detroit today just got off the phone with President Poroshenko. On the call the Vice President offered U.S. assistance to help to determine what happened and why," a White House official said, according to a pool report.

Sen. Ted Cruz intends to use a bill mitigating the humanitarian crisis at the border to push for the deportation of undocumented youth who have been in the country for years, a move that is inflaming the already rancorous immigration debate.

The Texas Republican will fight to attach language to the bill calling for an end to President Barack Obama's program to defer deportation for qualified young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children (known as DACA), his office tells TPM.

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As Republicans made their case for suing President Barack Obama during a House hearing Wednesday, Democrats warned that they were embarking on a dangerous new precedent that could dramatically enhance the power of the judiciary.

The Rules Committee, where Republicans have a 9-4 split, is expected to vote next week on the measure to sue Obama for unilaterally delaying the Obamacare employer mandate. From there it'll go to the House floor, where Speaker John Boehner has promised a vote this month. Aides in both parties widely expect it to pass the full House.

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Sarah Palin, your wish is not granted.

A panel of the House's staunchest conservatives on Tuesday rebuffed the former Alaska governor when asked about her call last week for impeaching President Barack Obama. Some said impeachment was impractical, some said it would hurt the GOP politically and others cautioned that Obama hasn't committed high crimes and misdemeanors.

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