John Helton

Supreme Court to Hear N.C. Gerrymandering Case
Challenges affect districts held by Butterfield, Adams

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from the state of North Carolina next term over racial gerrymandering challenges to the 1st and 12th congressional districts in North Carolina.

The state had appealed a lower court ruling that found those two districts were illegally packed with black voters, thereby diluting their influence in the rest of the state.

John Dingell Likes Steph Curry's New Shoes ... He's the Only One
You're not helping, Mr. Dingell

Trump, Sanders Win Huge in New Hampshire

Donald Trump and Sen. Bernard Sanders lodged a solid complaint against both parties’ establishments with their victories in New Hampshire’s first in the nation primary on Tuesday.  

Trump won by the widest margin since the 2000 GOP primary, with more than twice the vote of second-place Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who had declared New Hampshire make or break for his campaign.  

GOP Responds Before SOTU
 

In her message in advance of Tuesday's State of the Union, GOP House Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers says President Barack Obama’s legacy will be “ideas from on high, empty words.”...
Hinojosa Announces Retirement After Nine Terms

Updated 6:25 p.m. Friday | Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, D-Texas, announced Friday that he will retire from Congress at the end of this term.