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North Carolina Asks Supreme Court to Halt Redistricting Order

The Supreme Court is again being asked to weigh in on contested congressional districts for this year’s elections, this time with North Carolina warning the justices Wednesday of potential electoral chaos because of a court order this month.

Facing Afghanistan Vet Opponent, Roy Blunt Hit Over Draft Deferments

Updated: 3:17 p.m. | Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a new line of attack against Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, highlighting a report about the powerful Republican’s draft deferments during the Vietnam War.

Burr's 'Thing' Needs Repairs

Senator Richard Burr’s, R-N.C., beloved Volkswagen Thing faced some problems on Wednesday, with the North Carolina Republican tweeting a photo of three men pushing his car on the side of a road.

Ryan: Congress May Prep Reconciliation Measure for GOP President

Speaker Paul D. Ryan told reporters Wednesday that members are discussing whether Congress should prepare a budget reconciliation measure this year that it could pass next year and send to the next president.

Trying to Make Sense of the Post-New Hampshire Republican Race

If there were any doubts that Donald Trump was a serious contender in the Republican presidential race after he arguably under-performed in Iowa, New Hampshire’s results should be a wake-up call.

John McCain Joins Call to Register Women for the Draft

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is the latest to say that women should be registering for the draft.

There's a Special Place for Hillary, Too, and It's the South

Well, that was a catastrophe. Hillary Clinton lost in New Hampshire Tuesday night, which was not a surprise. The surprise came a few days before the election, when her friend Madeleine Albright warned young women that there is a special place in hell for girls like them, who don’t help other women. And when Gloria Steinem mused on Bill Maher’s show that Bernie Sanders’ young female supporters were just showing up for the eye candy of liberal boys who were going for the Bern.

Take Five: Rep. Mike Coffman

See photos, follies, HOH Hits and Misses and more at Roll Call’s new video site.

‘Homeland’ Producer Brings Animal Training Message to Hill

The Emmy award-winning executive producer of Showtime’s spy drama “Homeland,” Gideon Raff, wants to ban animals from taking part in military training, and he’s bringing his message to Capitol Hill, along with congressional allies and the animal rights group PETA.

Redistricting Case Could Delay North Carolina's Primary

By moving up all its primaries from May to March 15, North Carolina thought it would be playing a more pivotal role in this year’s presidential election. But a recent federal court ruling invalidating two of the state’s congressional districts threatens to delay this year’s earlier-than-normal primary and upend elections in which early voting is already under way.

What We Learned From New Hampshire

Donald Trump and Sen. Bernard Sanders scored big wins in New Hampshire but the campaign for each party’s nomination turns south and west, where the real race begins, according to political analysts and strategists Roll Call asked to analyze the Tuesday’s results.

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.

New Hampshire Triggers Hazard Lights for Clinton Campaign

HOOKSETT, N.H. — The long line of cars was still snaking down the dark country road on their way to the Hillary Clinton “victory party” when the networks called the New Hampshire primary for Bernie Sanders.

Budget Day's Wintry Mix of Bluster and Rhetoric

“I don’t have any news to make today on that subject,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday, when asked about President Barack Obama latest spending blueprint that landed on Capitol Hill a few hours earlier. It was just one indication of the diminished public debate over the president’s budget.

Capitol Police, Security Spending Would Rise in Budget

Republicans spent much of Tuesday inundating inboxes with statements slamming President Barack Obama’s budget proposal, promising to kill initiatives before plans were formally unveiled.

Senate Moves on From Flint Crisis — For Now

With no consensus on how to address water contamination in Flint, Mich., the Senate has shelved discussion of a bipartisan energy bill for at least two weeks and plans to move on Wednesday with debate on a package of sanctions against North Korea.

Budget Fights Begin With Obama's $4.23 Trillion Proposal

President Barack Obama proposed a $4.23 trillion fiscal 2017 budget Tuesday, which the White House argued contains some proposals that could win bipartisan support, even though Republicans were scathing in their criticism of what's likely to be the administration's last complete fiscal plan.

Shkreli’s Lawyer: Congress Tried to Humiliate Him

Benjamin Brafman, the criminal defense attorney for former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, is claiming the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s reason for compelling his client to testify last week was to humiliate him.

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