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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The Republican-led House will consider an updated budget resolution this year by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), according to a Friday memo to GOP lawmakers by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).

He said it will adhere to spending levels agreed to under the two-year Ryan-Murray budget deal -- which means it'll set fiscal 2015 spending at $1.014 trillion -- and reach balance in a decade.

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Rush Limbaugh cautioned his throngs of listeners that President Barack Obama isn't going to be impeached, in part because he's the first black president.

"There isn't going to be any impeachment because there isn't any political will. Even if you had a slam dunk legal case for it, you're never going to succeed impeaching a president unless there's the political will for it," the conservative radio host said on Thursday. "That would require Obama's approval numbers in the 20s. And even then, I'm not so sure that the people of this country would ever support removing the first black president."

"I just -- it's never going to happen," he said.

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Americans For Prosperity is struggling to find a way to attack Obamacare that fits the facts.

The Koch-funded conservative activist group is spending millions of dollars on TV ads aimed at undermining the Affordable Care Act and unseating Democratic senators who voted for it in their 2014 reelection fights.

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Russia has barred House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) along with a host of U.S. officials from entering the country amid an escalating battle of sanctions over President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.

Boehner is pleased to be on that list.

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear two landmark cases about the validity of a rule under Obamacare that employer health plans must cover emergency contraceptives for female employees without co-pays.

The cases carry potentially far-reaching implications for Obamacare, access to birth control, the concept of corporate personhood and the extent to which religious liberty can exempt entities from laws they object to.

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The country's most aggressive anti-tax lobbyist is taking aim at Chris Christie over a new sales tax on electronic cigarettes endorsed by the New Jersey governor in his recent budget proposal.

Grover Norquist, the guardian of the notorious anti-tax pledge signed by most national Republicans, name-checked Christie in a recent letter calling on the New Jersey legislature to reject the GOP governor's "misguided" proposal, which would tax e-cigarette products at the same rate as traditional cigarettes.

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