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

Conservative Supreme Court justices handed down another landmark 5-4 ruling Wednesday to wipe out overall campaign contribution limits by an individual to candidates and political committees, bringing the ire of the liberal wing.

"Where enough money calls the tune, the general public will not be heard," Justice Stephen Breyer wrote, in a dissenting opinion signed by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

The blistering dissent went after the controlling opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts as "wrong," "faulty" and premised on a misreading of the facts and constitutional importance of the laws.

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Democrats facing reelection in conservative states have largely steered clear of the announcement Tuesday that Obamacare crossed the milestone of 7 million sign-ups, which was celebrated by liberals.

But an afternoon statement to TPM from Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) offers a peak into their careful attempts to simultaneously address the law's unpopularity with constituents and defend their decision to stand by it -- and fix problems that arise.

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House Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Tuesday released his updated blueprint to remake the federal budget. It contains large tax cuts, steep cuts to social programs and repeals most of Obamacare.

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