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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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Senior Republican senators are throwing their support behind House Speaker John Boehner's decision to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly failing to faithfully execute the law.

TPM put the question to numerous senators in the Capitol on Tuesday, and several of them suggested the House sue over the president's unilateral changes to Obamacare deadlines before and after the law's botched rollout.

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The Senate will act "in the coming weeks" to counteract the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said on Monday.

"We're going to do something about the Hobby Lobby [decision] we need to correct," he said, also mentioning the highway bill, manufacturing legislation and Export-Import bank reauthorization as issues that the Senate will address in the coming weeks.

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The Supreme Court may have signaled a broadening of its Hobby Lobby ruling on Thursday afternoon while Americans were leaving work for the July 4 holiday weekend, legal experts say.

The justices granted an emergency injunction saying Wheaton College, an evangelical institution, need not fill out the government Form 700 to opt out of the contraceptive coverage requirement and can simply inform the Obama administration of its intentions while its lawsuit is pending in the courts. Wheaton -- and 121 other religious nonprofits -- say the form violates their religious freedom because it makes them complicit in the sin of covering birth control.

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House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) is calling on President Barack Obama to deport more young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Dreamers.

Issa and 32 House Republican colleagues sent a letter to the president, dated July 2, urging him to reverse his 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to halt deportation of people who would be eligible for the stalled DREAM Act. They blamed Obama's "failed policies" for the recent influx of unaccompanied minors into the U.S., mostly from Central America.

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Senate Democrats are crafting legislation, which could be unveiled as early as next week, to counteract the Supreme Court's decision against the Obamacare contraception mandate, according to well-placed sources familiar with the effort.

The effort is being led by Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, No. 4 in Democratic leadership and Budget Committee chair. Democrats are debating whether the legislation should be narrow and confined to the specifics of the ruling, or whether it should be broad and aim to prevent additional consequences.

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