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Wisconsin Supreme Court says it will make 'minimum' changes to redistricting maps

Conservative majority says fairness of maps 'present political questions, not legal ones'

Saying it is not their job to draw maps that are politically "fair," the Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority said Tuesday they will make the minimum number of changes necessary to the state's current electoral maps to ensure they follow federal law.

Waters to Mnuchin: 'If you wish to leave, you may leave'

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin ended a long day of testimony before House lawmakers in a verbal sparring match with California Rep. Maxine Waters, the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, over his insistence on leaving for a previously scheduled appointment.

Progressive House Democrats rebuke DCCC 'blacklist'

Three progressive House Democrats who won their seats by challenging Democratic incumbents are rebuking a new rule by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that prohibits the organization from conducting business with "political vendors" that support primary challengers to incumbents, calling the rule a "blacklist" that weakens the party.

Beto O'Rourke set to hire ex-Obama aide to run campaign

A week after launching his presidential bid, Beto O'Rourke is poised to hire veteran Democratic strategist Jen O'Malley Dillon to lead his campaign, officials familiar with the discussions told CNN, a move that puts a former top aide to President Barack Obama at the helm of the O'Rourke campaign.

O'Rourke called for 'significant' spending cuts for US in 2012

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke campaigned during his 2012 congressional race on a platform that called for "significant" spending cuts and tax increases to balance the federal budget, along with possibly changing Social Security to address the United States' "extravagant government" and "out of control" debt.

House panel to Dems: Russia off limits in Cohen's public hearing

The House Oversight Committee has instructed its Democratic members not to deviate from agreed upon lines of questioning at Michael Cohen's public hearing Wednesday, prompting grumbling from several Democrats on the panel who want to press President Donald Trump's former personal attorney about a range of matters related to Russia.