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Celebrating trailblazing women with Senators Menendez and Gillibrand

By Barbra Barrar, ONE Congressional District Leader NJ-1 This past Sunday New York and New Jersey ONE members had the opportunity to attend Senator Menendez’s 5th Annual Women’s History Month Celebration at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey. This is an annual event to honor trailblazing women in New Jersey for their exceptional achievements.…

Just how strong are the GOP's gerrymanders? Daily Kos Elections' median district scores explain

Partisan advantage by congressional delegation In 2010, as Daily Kos readers are well aware, Republican swept to victory in Congress, taking back the House and making big gains in the Senate. At the same time, they also captured many governorships and legislatures, giving them control of the decennial redistricting process. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 am ET!

I have to get my basketball picks done by noon, so that's what we'll do today. For the whole show. What do you think? We can pick the teams by PVI of the Congressional district in which the schools sit. And that is my basketball joke for the day. Show More Summary

US Congressman Resigns for Allegation of Overbilling Government - Reports

US Congressman Aaron Schock who represented the US state of Illinois' 18th Congressional District resigned after claims that he charged the US government for personal expenses.

Aaron Schock Resigns Amid Gay Rumors, Instagram Lockdown And Spending Controversy

If there’s one thing that 33-year-old Aaron Jon Schock is not, it’s that Schock is nowhere near boring. The Republican congressman from Illinois has kept the press active for years, serving in the state’s 18th congressional district since 2009. Show More Summary

Highland Park mayor to run for Congress in 10 t h District

Nancy Rotering, a Democrat and mayor of Highland Park, announced Tuesday morning that she's running for Congress to represent the north suburban 10th Congressional District.

Congressman Steve Stivers on Defense Spending

Congressman Steve Stivers from Ohio’s 15th Congressional District joined me today to begin a parade of Congressman all discussing the need to get defense spending back to a number that meets the needs of the national’s national security: Audio: 03-16hhs-stivers Transcript: HH: I had to really debate about this next guest, because he’s a Bengals fan. Show More Summary

Save the 8th Congressional District

To all members of the 8th Congressional District Democratic Party Executive Committee,

John Lewis calls Edmund Pettus Bridge a 'sacred place'

Although John Lewis has represented an Atlanta-area congressional district for nearly three decades, rural Alabama is where his roots lie.

“Court hears one more challenge to congressional district maps”

Miami Herald: Florida’s congressional redistricting maps should be rejected because they are the product of a shadowy process infiltrated by Republican political operatives in violation of the law against partisan gerrymandering, lawyers argued before the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday. … Continue reading ?

U.S. Trade Deficit with Japan Resulted in Net Job Losses in All but Three Congressional Districts

Currency manipulation by Japan—the second largest currency manipulator in the world—is a major driver of the U.S.-Japan trade deficit, which cost nearly 900,000 U.S. jobs in 2013. As the map below shows, the U.S. trade deficit with Japan resulted in …

Potential redistricting reset could tighten California Democrats' grip

A U.S. Supreme Court case that could force California to redraw its congressional districts has stirred up fears of a return to partisan gerrymandering, a divisive process that has been criticized for both cementing and crushing political careers.

Congressman: Wolves Would Solve Homelessness

Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young suggested Thursday that if he let wolves loose in some congressional districts, they "wouldn't have a homeless problem anymore." The strange comment was made during a halting five-minute exchange with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on her agency's budget. Show More Summary

Lawmaker Wants to Let Wolves Solve Homeless Problem

Rep. Don Young (R-AK) suggested that if he let loose wolves in some congressional districts, they “wouldn’t have a homeless problem anymore,” the Washington Post reports. “The strange comment was made during a halting five-minute exchange with Interior Secretary Sally [...] The post Lawmaker Wants to Let Wolves Solve Homeless Problem appeared first on Political Wire.

Congressman Grijalva is doing the right thing

Raúl Grijalva Investigates Raúl Grijalva is the US representative from Arizona’s 3rd congressional district, a Democrat, and a supporter of environmental initiatives. As the ranking member of the Natural Resources Committee, he recently...Show More Summary

Va. lawmakers get more time to redraw districts

RICHMOND — A federal court on Monday gave the Virginia General Assembly more time to redraw the state’s congressional map, which the panel ruled unconstitutional for diluting the influence of African American voters.Read full article >>

Government of the Legislature, by the Legislature, for the Legislature

The Supreme Court reviews Arizona's independent redistricting commission, and considers whether voters have the right to draw congressional districts.

Why Republicans May Come To Regret The Gerrymandering Lawsuit They Took To The Supreme Court

Republicans could win the right to gerrymander Arizona's congressional districts, only to lose voter ID laws and similar efforts at voter suppression enacted via initiative. The post Why Republicans May Come To Regret The Gerrymandering Lawsuit They Took To The Supreme Court appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Supreme Court justices voice doubts on redistricting panels

The fate of California's reform plan to have a nonpartisan citizens' panel redraw the state's congressional districts looked in doubt Monday after arguments in the Supreme Court.

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