On Wednesday, the Justices took up a redistricting case from Alabama that explores the question of which kinds of political gerrymandering are acceptable and which are not.
In a video, economist Jonathan Gruber says "the stupidity of the American voter" was key to the law's passage. He has apologized, but critics say his remarks are an admission of intentional deceit.
The late call in Alaska's vote is due to a close margin on Election Day and the time required to collect all the ballots from the state's far-flung polling places.
Former President George W. Bush discusses with NPR's David Greene how both he and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, waged war against Saddam Hussein, and the state of Iraq today.
On the to-do list is a spending bill to continue government funding past Dec. 11, and a tax bill to preserve some long-standing breaks. First up, are leadership elections.
They've been fighting to maintain government spending for social services during a tough economy. In January, they'll face an all-Republican Congress, and the likelihood of steeper cuts has increased.
Democrat Alma Adams represents North Carolina's 12th congressional district. Steve Inskeep talks to her about her new position, she had served in North Carolina's General Assembly for 20 years.