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Congressman apologizes for yelling, ‘Go back to Puerto Rico’

A Missouri congressman who yelled "go back to Puerto Rico" at Democrats during a heated House floor debate over the partial government shutdown has apologized to a colleague who perceived the comment as a racial slur directed at him.

North Carolina: Let ballot probe proceed despite GOP lawsuit

Attorneys representing North Carolina's elections agency say a judge should let a ballot fraud investigation play out in the nation's last undecided congressional race despite a Republican candidate's lawsuit, especially since Congress may ultimately decide the winner.
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Democratic Hawaii Rep. Gabbard running for president in 2020

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has announced that she is running for president in 2020.
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Cohen, ex-Trump lawyer, to testify publicly before Congress

President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could serve as the opening salvo of a promised Democratic effort to scrutinize Trump, his conflicts of interest and his ties to Russia.
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WATCH: Rouzer talks border wall support on House floor

As the government shutdown continues, southeastern North Carolina's voice in the US House expressed his support of President Trump's border wall.
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Trump says building wall would be act of ‘love’

Making his case on prime-time TV, President Donald Trump is stressing humanitarian concerns at the U.S.-Mexico border as he tries to convince the American people he must get funding for his long-promised border wall before ending a partial government shutdown that has hundreds of thousands of federal workers facing missed paychecks.

High court to take new look at partisan electoral districts, including NC

Disputes have arisen in cases involving North Carolina's heavily Republican congressional map and a Democratic congressional district in Maryland, and the justices said Friday they will hear arguments in March.

GOP candidate asks NC court to declare he won US House seat

The Republican in the nation's last undecided congressional race is asking a North Carolina court to require that he be declared the winner because the now-defunct state elections board didn't act.
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Day 13: Trump digs in on border wall at surprise appearance

President Donald Trump made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room Thursday on the 13th day of the partial government shutdown, as he continued to dig in his heels over his promised border wall.

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