AN AUDIO recording of the leader of France’s opposition Republican party accusing president Emmanuel Macron of plotting his former rival François Fillon’s fall from grace and mocking German chancellor Angela Merkel has sparked a political storm in France.
State and national Republican officials will file a federal lawsuit as soon as Wednesday seeking to block a new Pennsylvania congressional map released on Monday by the state's high court, the party's congressional campaign arm said on Tuesday.
On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court redrew the state's congressional lines in advance of the 2018 election. (The court had previously ruled that the map drawn by Republicans earlier in the decade was driven mainly by partisan consideration and therefore in violation of the state's constitution.)
President Donald Trump on Tuesday encouraged Republicans to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts, issued a day earlier in a move expected to improve Democrats' chances at chipping away at the GOP's U.S. House majority. Trump tweeted that Republicans should challenge...
Pennsylvania's Democratic-majority Supreme Court voted 4-3 on Monday to impose the new congressional district map it drew. The previous map was widely seen as heavily gerrymandered. Republicans say they'll fight the new map in federal court. (Feb. 20)