electoral districts

Democrat from swing district comes around to impeachment

A freshman Democratic congresswoman from a swing district says she resisted supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump for months until "the facts changed" and she decided to vote yes on both articles of impeachment.

North Carolina Republican won't seek reelection

North Carolina Republican Rep. George Holding announced Friday that he will not seek reelection, saying in a statement that "newly redrawn congressional districts were part of the reason" for his decision.

NC judges throw out congressional map ahead of 2020 elections

A panel of three North Carolina judges on Monday granted a temporary injunction that blocks the state's current congressional map from being used in the 2020 elections, ruling that voters had a "substantial likelihood" of winning a lawsuit that contended Republicans had drawn districts with "partisan intent."

John Roberts killed census citizenship question

Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote against President Donald Trump's attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, but only after changing his position behind the scenes, sources familiar with the private Supreme Court deliberations tell CNN.

Republican Dan Bishop wins North Carolina special election

North Carolina state Sen. Dan Bishop defeated Democrat Dan McCready in the North Carolina 9th District's special congressional election, giving Republicans a narrow victory in the GOP-leaning district where President Donald Trump won by 12 points in 2016.

Justice Kagan uses Spider-Man to warn of 'great responsibility'

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan extolled the late Justice John Paul Stevens and decried the effects of partisan gerrymandering on democracy. Yet it was not until a student at the Georgetown Law forum on Thursday asked about Spider-Man that Kagan began gesturing excitedly.

Here are the 4 congresswomen known as 'The Squad'

Well before President Donald Trump launched a racist attack against four first-term, progressive Democratic congresswomen, "The Squad," as they've come to be known on Capitol Hill, had carved an outsized profile for themselves due to their willingness to take on the Washington establishment.

Why does Trump want citizenship question on the census?

President Donald Trump's fight to add a question about citizenship on the 2020 census means the government is preparing to take another shot at answering what should be a straightforward question: Why does it want to ask about citizenship in the first place?

What is gerrymandering?

The term gerrymandering dominated the headlines Thursday, but what do you really know about this political word?

What to watch for as Supreme Court term ends

In its final couple of days of the term, the Supreme Court will consider two of the most politically charged cases of the term and issue opinions that will give the public the first full glimpse of the impact of the newly solidified conservative majority.

Supreme Court hands Dems a win in Virginia gerrymander case

In a victory for Democrats in Virginia, the Supreme Court held Monday that the Republican-led Virginia House of Delegates did not have the legal right to challenge a lower court opinion that struck several district maps they had drawn as an unconstitutional racial gerrymander.