@NBCNews Senior National Political Reporter / Email: sahil.kapur@nbcuni.com

Washington, D.C.
Joined February 2009
Senate Budget Committee Chair @BernieSanders writes a letter asking Transportation @SecretaryPete to take action against the airline industry over flight cancellations, proposing passenger refunds and fines.
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NEW: ⁦@AP⁩ investigative reporter ⁦@JimMustian⁩—The FBI has opened a widening investigation into sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans going back decades, a rare federal probe of clergy sex abuse. apnews.com/article/0d0ee865d…
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In 2020, SCOTUS sided against Oklahoma in a landmark tribal rights case. It was 5-4, with Gorsuch siding with the four liberals. Then RBG died, replaced by ACB. Today, SCOTUS sides 5-4 with OK to cut away at the 2020 ruling. Gorsuch & the 3 libs dissent. supremecourt.gov/opinions/21…
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Rep. Kinzinger stands up for separation of church and state:
There is no difference between this and the Taliban. We must opposed the Christian Taliban. I say this as a Christian thehill.com/homenews/house/3…
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New —> Democrats wrestle with how aggressively to respond to the end of Roe v. Wade There are splits in the party over executive actions, court expansion, filibuster changes and how best to galvanize voters around this in 2022. nbcnews.com/politics/politic…
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Two other post-Roe ideas percolating in Democratic circles • Ballot initiatives in states around the US to declare abortion is legal • Votes in Congress to codify the right to same-sex marriage and birth control in case SCOTUS overturns those next nbcnews.com/politics/politic…
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“I’m very disturbed ... as I’m talking to young women in particular in my district, who are in a place of detached acceptance and resignation,” @RepPressley tells NBC News, seeking a bolder response on Roe. “It is really important that they see us fight.” nbcnews.com/politics/politic…
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.@JohnFetterman calls on DOT to “start fining airlines up to $27,500 per passenger for every flight they cancel that they knew they didn’t have the staff to fly — just as [Obama adm] did in 2009 whenever airlines left a plane on the tarmac for over 3 hours.” From his statement:
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Former White House aide, Cassidy Hutchinson, has painted a picture of a president whose longtime violent revenge fantasies became fully realized on January 6th, on both a personal and political level. nbcnews.to/3ucityp
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John Eastman's long, strange trip to the heart of the Jan. 6 investigation. My look at how a fixture of CA's conservative legal and politics scene became, in the words of his mentor, "a clear and present danger to democracy." A brief thread on key tidbits: latimes.com/politics/story/2…
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Rep. Lauren Boebert, a far-right firebrand allied with Donald Trump, has won her Republican primary in Colorado. Boebert held off a challenge from moderate state Sen. Don Coram in a district that became more conservative after redistricting. apnews.com/article/2022-midt…
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NBC projects that Rep. Sean Casten will defeat Rep. Marie Newman in the IL-6 Democratic primary
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Notable tweet from the vice chair of the January 6 committee 👇. (This is a decision for the Justice Department but there’s a possibility the panel makes a recommendation.)
The Case for Prosecuting Donald Trump Just Got Much Stronger frenchpress.thedispatch.com/…
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Kathy Hochul wins New York Democratic primary for governor, NBC News projects. nbcnews.to/39XIx9o
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Part of the angst 👇 is that Democrats had nearly two months since the leaked ruling to get on the same page about message and response
If only they had some kind of heads up that it was coming their way
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CHENEY finishes the hearing by raising allegations of witness intimidation and witness tampering in the January 6 investigation.
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.@MickMulvaney — Trump’s third chief of staff, who held the position from 1/2019 to 3/2020 — tweets in response to today’s Jan. 6 hearing. “Things went very badly for the former President today. My guess is that it will get worse from here,” he writes.
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Stephanie Grisham, former chief of staff to First Lady Melania Trump on the day of Jan. 6, tweets a text message exchange:
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