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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.

Articles by Sahil

Senate Democrats are threatening to filibuster Republican-led legislation to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded because it overturns President Barack Obama's immigration actions, and a divided GOP hasn't yet settled on a fallback plan to avoid a partial government shutdown at the end of February.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that the Senate will hold a procedural vote Tuesday to advance a House-passed bill to fund DHS and reverse Obama's executive moves to shield millions of unlawful immigrants, including those brought to the U.S. as children, from the threat of deportation.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is setting up a political committee to test the waters for a 2016 presidential run, told reporters to take him seriously because he reflects a "center-right" consensus within his party.

"I won in South Carolina by about 41 points," he said, referring to the margin of victory in the GOP primary for his 2014 reelection bid.

The South Carolina Republican, best known as an outspoken military hawk and a fixture of the Sunday talk show circuit, was responding to a reporter's point-blank question Thursday in the Capitol about why he should be taken seriously.

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