• Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper — who’s likely to run against McCrory in 2016 — agree that the process of drawing legislative and congressional districts needs to be changed. But they disagree on the way to do it.

• Washington Post reporter Robert Costa says Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-10th District, is a “person to watch” in the House of Representatives. As the Republicans’ chief deputy whip, McHenry’s job will be to line up votes for the House leadership, getting Tea Party supporters aligned with more-establishment members.

• Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-5th, and Richard Hudson, R-8th, talk to the Salisbury Post about what might happen in the upcoming lame duck session of Congress.

• State Rep. Justin Burr, R-Stanly, at age 29 preparing to begin his fourth term in the General Assembly, says he’s running for speaker in the 2015 session.