Donald Trump will be in a strong position to dismantle some of President Barack Obama's efforts to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions. But delivering on campaign pledges to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency and bring back long-gone coal mining jobs will likely prove more difficult for the new president.
President-elect Donald Trump promises big tax cuts, a border wall and massive spending on infrastructure. That's a recipe for bigger deficits that fiscally-conservative Republicans have railed against during President Barack Obama's tenure.
Participants in an exercise to redraw North Carolina's congressional boundaries without involving politics hope it will increase interest in taking partisan considerations out of redistricting and help the state avoid extensive litigation on future maps.