Judges could decide balance of power in NC

A federal court's rejection of North Carolina's GOP-rigged congressional district map has thrown in doubt 13 voting districts just months before the November midterm elections, along with prospects for the Republican and Democratic parties in the state and perhaps even the full US House of Representatives.

GOP senator will drop his holds on judges for tariff vote

Sen. Jeff Flake told CNN Tuesday he will lift the extraordinary holds he put on all of President Donald Trump's appeals court nominations if he gets a vote on legislation that could make it harder for Trump to use national security as a reason to impose tariffs on other countries, as the President recently did against Mexico, Canada and the European Union.