The state Supreme Court’s order on Monday joins a string of court decisions that have struck down political maps for unduly favoring one political party. The court ordered that a new map be submitted to it by Feb. 15.
Democrats struggle with a president who says he wants to compromise but then is reined in by his own staff, while Republican leaders are loath to guess at his intentions.
The House and Senate reconvened for a rare Saturday session, hoping to find a way to restart the flow of funds after much of the federal government shut down, while Republican and Democratic leaders blamed each other for the stalemate.
As Democrats pushed the government toward a shutdown, they could take solace in the rapid-fire news cycles of the Trump era. A crisis now may be long forgotten by November.
The clock is ticking. Without a funding deal, the federal government will shut down on Jan. 20 at 12:01 a.m. But what does that mean and how does it happen?
The successful vote in the House provided only a faint glimmer of hope that a crisis could be averted before much of the government exhausts its funds at midnight on Friday.