A determination from a federal judge in North Carolina on Friday marks a significant moment in the battle over voter ID laws in the United States and is all but certain to come before the Supreme Court. On Friday, Judge Thomas D. Schroeder of the Federal District Court rejected an effort by the NAACP and other civil rights groups and the Justice Department to block the application of a Republican-backed state voter ID law.
U.S. House of Representatives Liberty Caucus Chairman Justin Amash survived a strong primary challenge from establishment forces, but those same forces picked off Rep. Kerry Bentivolio and prevailed in an open primary to replace retiring House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers.
According to the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, voters now seek a Republican majority in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. Respondents said they believed Congress to be unproductive overall, but that they do not wish the majority to change in the House.
A ruling by the National Labor Relations Board against McDonald's is just a return on the Service Employees International Union's investment in Obama.