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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.

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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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Rep. Paul Ryan finds "House of Cards" character Frank Underwood reprehensible.

In an interview with Parade magazine, the Wisconsin Republican said he couldn't watch more than a few episodes of the Netflix political drama series because he was repulsed by Underwood -- a calculating, murderous politician portrayed by Kevin Spacey -- cheating on his wife.

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Senate Armed Services Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) said Friday the chamber "will review" the so-called 1033 program under which the Pentagon transfers surplus military equipment to local law enforcement.

“Congress established this program out of real concern that local law enforcement agencies were literally outgunned by drug criminals. We intended this equipment to keep police officers and their communities safe from heavily armed drug gangs and terrorist incidents. Before the defense authorization bill comes to the Senate floor, we will review this program to determine if equipment provided by the Defense Department is being used as intended," Levin said.

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Remember when Republicans wanted to woo Latino voters?

It seems like an eternity ago.

Far from taking party elders' advice last year to warm up to comprehensive immigration reform, Republican presidential hopefuls are moving in the opposite direction, already competing over who would be more aggressive at cracking down on illegal immigration.

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In a statement on Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder promised a "thorough and fair" investigation into the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

He condemned violent acts by both civilians and police officers, adding that "journalists must not be harassed or prevented from covering a story that needs to be told." The attorney general said he's "deeply concerned" about transfers of military-grade equipment and vehicles to local law enforcement.

His full statement is below.

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