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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John Boehner vowed Tuesday that he plans to run for Speaker of the House again next January.

"I told my colleagues two weeks ago I'm all in," the Ohio Republican told reporters, when asked about his intentions. "I'm all in."

It was the first news conference with his new leadership team, including incoming House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and incoming Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), who will step down on July 31, did not attend the press event.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Monday accused Republicans of inviting the prospect of another partial shutdown of the federal government by pushing to attach anti-environment, pro-coal measures to appropriations legislation.

"We've had enough sequestrations and government shutdowns that I hope my Republican colleagues aren't headed in that direction again, given the importance of appropriations legislation and the need to keep our government operating," he said on the Senate floor.

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Ultraconservative Rep. Steve Stockman wants to leave Congress in a blaze of trolling glory.

The Texas Republican, who lost his Senate bid this year, has introduced legislation aimed at mocking the IRS for losing thousands of emails requested by investigators in Congress. (The agency said the emails were destroyed because hard drives crashed.) The bill lets Americans off the hook for failing to hand over documents requested in tax audits if they claim such as excuses as "[t]he dog ate my tax receipts" and "[a]t this point, what difference does it make?"

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