Joe Biden knows that African Americans can never have a fair shot at the American Dream so long as entrenched disparities are allowed to quietly chip away at opportunity. He is running for President to rebuild our economy in a way that finally...
Sahil KapurContext: Biden’s agenda for black America. Doesn’t get much attention but it’s quite broad.
The apparent Democratic presidential nominee is steering clear of policy demands in an attempt to stay above the fray.
Sahil KapurNEW: Joe Biden is taking a hands-off approach to the coronavirus legislative response, deferring to Pelosi and Schumer on solutions as the next battle heats up.
Instead he's sticking to broad strokes and focusing on criticizing Trump's leadership.
Even small differences in timing would have prevented the worst exponential growth, which by April had subsumed New York City, New Orleans and other major cities, researchers found.
Sahil Kapur“If the United States had begun imposing social distancing measures one week earlier than it did in March, about 36,000 fewer people would have died in the coronavirus outbreak, according to new estimates from Columbia University disease modelers.”
Brandishing conspiracy theories, the president is trying to rile up his base by leaning into a battle with a predecessor whose popularity exceeds his.
Sahil KapurNEW: Brandishing conspiracy theories, Trump escalates his war with Obama in a bid to to rile up his base. Democrats welcome the contrast between the president and his more popular predecessor, who's been lighting into the government's pandemic response.
“A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge,” former President Barack Obama said an during the first of two online commencement ceremonies Saturday.
Sahil KapurObama: “More than anything, this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing... A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge.”
“There is a real significant risk to the integrity of the election if we don’t invest now in our election infrastructure.”
Sahil KapurNEW: “We’re going to see large-scale disenfranchisement, delays and meltdowns.” Election experts warn that the U.S. is on a path to chaos this fall if states don’t get more resources to overhaul their voting infrastructure for the pandemic.
King's remarks in early 2019 fueled a national backlash that prompted GOP House leaders to strip him of his committee assignments for at least two years, and for the full
Sahil KapurRep. Steve King says @GOPleader has agreed to an "exoneration" where he can get his committee assignments back, including the seniority, after he was removed last year for his musings on white supremacy.
Former President Barack Obama, talking privately to former members of his administration, said Friday that the “rule of law is at risk” in the wake of what he called an unprecedented move by the Justice Department to drop charges against former...
Sahil KapurPresident Obama: “The response to this global crisis has been so anemic and spotty. And it would’ve been bad even with the best of governments. It has been an absolute chaotic disaster.”
@Isikoff has the private audio 👇
King was removed from House committees last year after he questioned whether “white supremacist” was an offensive term.
Sahil KapurScooplet: @RJC is endorsing @SteveKingIA’s challenger, citing his “inflammatory rhetoric condoning white supremacists and anti-Semites.”
A rare foray by RJC into intra-party races. They’ve cut a max check and plan to fundraise for @RandyFeenstra.
There are few black women serving on the federal judiciary, and none younger than age 67 in appeals courts, the usual stepping stone to the high court.
Sahil KapurNEW: Joe Biden’s pledge to put a black woman on the Supreme Court has one problem. He doesn’t have many options in the federal courts to elevate. I dove into the numbers and the likeliest prospects.
The chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit publicly advanced a call by a progressive group for an ethics investigation into the circumstances of a plum vacancy.
Sahil KapurDC Circuit chief judge calls for an inquiry into a vacancy on the court after disclosures that McConnell was contacting some appeals court judges to encourage them to retire, per @hillhulse.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents are being denied payments if they file taxes jointly with an immigrant spouse without a Social Security number.
Sahil KapurThe IRS tells me that if a couple with mixed immigration status has filed their 2019 tax return jointly, neither of them will get a stimulus payment this year. But the one with a Social Security number can get the money next year if they file individually.
As the candidate faces credible assault allegations, his progressive female colleagues are being offered a poisoned chalice.
Sahil Kapur"And part of what's sickeningly clear is that if Biden remains the Democratic nominee, whichever woman gets the nod to be his running mate will wind up drinking from a poisoned chalice." @RTraister on the Tara Reade allegations