Supreme Court rules N.C. House map dictated by race
The Supreme Court today ruled that the congressional district map North Carolina lawmakers drew in 2011 relied too heavily on race and was designed to minimize the influence of African-American voters.
Hawaii Sen. Hirono has cancer, expects full recovery
Just hours after participating in a telephone press conference with the League of Conservation Voters yesterday, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) revealed in a statement that she has been diagnosed with kidney cancer — but expects to make a full recovery.
Environment and Public Works Dems hire EDF staffer
Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee have added an official from the Environmental Defense Fund to their committee staff, while their former counsel has joined the Environmental Law & Policy Center.
Ex-governor's son seeks top job in N.M.
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) took center stage Wednesday night at the annual gala for EMILY's List, the Democratic fundraising powerhouse that aids women candidates who support abortion rights. She was featured along with four other women who plan to run for governor in 2018, including two incumbents, Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon and Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island.
Top GOP advocate for climate action announces retirement
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the former chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a leading voice for climate action in the congressional GOP, announced yesterday that she plans to retire at the end of this term.