03/31/2014 3:10amJust about forever, American politicians have been drawing odd-shaped election districts in an effort to give one political party an advantage over another. In 1812, the practice got a name: gerrymandering.
03/31/2014 3:10amRepublicans helped solidify their hold on the U.S. House when GOP legislators in key states drew new congressional maps after the 2010 Census. But was it geography or gerrymandering that gave Republicans an edge in state after state?
03/31/2014 3:10amEven if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year's congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November.
03/31/2014 3:10amDemocratic candidates for the U.S. House pulled off a dubious feat in the 2012 election: Collectively, they got more votes than their Republican opponents, but they didn't win the most seats.
03/31/2014 3:20amOne reason Congress is so polarized: Republicans and Democrats represent very different people.
03/31/2014 3:20amAmericans voted for divided government. You hear it all the time in Washington, especially after voters in 2012 re-elected a Democratic president, a Democratic majority in the Senate and a Republican majority in the House.
03/31/2014 3:20amA few states have turned to independent or arms-length commissions to limit political influences when redrawing congressional and legislative districts.
03/31/2014 3:20amThe 2012 election should have been a good one for Democrats running for Congress in North Carolina.
03/31/2014 3:20amEvery 10 years, states must redraw the boundaries of congressional districts to account for population changes in the new census. Some states add House districts, while others lose them, but the total stays at 435.
03/31/2014 3:30amRepublicans are the party of the rich, right? It's a label that has stuck for decades, and you're hearing it again as Democrats complain about GOP opposition to raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits.
03/31/2014 3:30am"Give America a raise!" President Barack Obama implored Congress in his State of the Union address.
03/31/2014 7:40amEven if Democrats recruit great candidates, raise gobs of money and run smart campaigns, they face an uphill fight to retake control of the House in this year's congressional elections, regardless of the political climate in November.
03/31/2014 1:47pmUtah's seven-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson has brushed aside speculation that his decision to retire from Congress this year was spurred by fear he would lose his seat to a tough GOP challenger.
03/31/2014 2:31pmRepublican Greg Abbott has tried to shift the Texas governor's race back to education — but not over classroom spending cuts.
03/31/2014 4:45pmThree veteran 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judges will hear arguments next week in Utah's same-sex marriage case.