Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) has picked up some votes in the first day of counting absentees in her stunningly close primary battle with challenger Joe Miller. But there may not be enough votes out there for her to win in the end.
The panel recommended the House ethics committee look into whether Republicans John Campbell of California and Tom Price of Georgia and Democrat Joseph Crowley of New York allowed political contributions to improperly influence their voting on the financial overhaul bill.
The contest has turned nasty, with accusations flying between Adrian Fenty, who is seeking a second four-year term, and Vincent Gray, chairman of the D.C. Council. Still, the main differences between them seem to be personality and what they have to say about the city's schools.
New polling from the Associated Press signals that on a wide variety of issues, those who are most passionate -- and disappointed -- in the way things are going are also those who are most upset about how President Obama and his fellow Democrats are handling things.
Conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck drew a huge crowd to the National Mall for a rally on Saturday. Attendees expressed alarm over the country's direction and government spending, but politics wasn't the only focus at the rally. Beck used the event as an opportunity to challenge President Obama's religious beliefs, saying Obama "is a guy who understands the world through liberation theology, which is oppressor and victim." NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
Gen. David Petraeus makes fighting corruption a fundamental part of his strategy to turn Afghanistan around. But while he warns his troops about striking financial deals with potentially unreliable allies, the CIA is prosecuting its part of this war by doing exactly that.
President Obama was in New Orleans Sunday to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The trip focused on the city's struggles and triumphs since the storm and devastating flooding left much of it under water. And the president told residents that help from the government is a long-term commitment.
President Obama goes to New Orleans Sunday to mark the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. It was five years ago when the monster storm roared ashore in Louisiana and Mississippi and sent a 30-foot-high wall of water crashing into the coast. Host Liane Hansen talks with NPR's Mandalit del Barco.
Washington, D.C., became a crossroads of American politics Saturday, when two rallies represented two very different ideas of what this country should be. At Glenn Beck's conservative rally, a church picnic atmosphere pervaded. Meanwhile attendees at Al Sharpton's gathering insisted they weren't there to disrupt.
Conservative TV host Glenn Beck is hosting a rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Saturday. It's a day that coincides with the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR news analyst Juan Williams about the heightened cultural sensibilities lately and how such issues are fueled and affected by partisan politics.
Rod Blagojevich's guilty verdict made him the second consecutive Illinois governor to be convicted of a crime and the fourth in less than 40 years. And it's not just governors. Hundreds of other Illinois public officials have been convicted in a state that some call the "corruption capita," of the nation.
Attorney Gregory Reed unveiled some documents, letters and a booklet Thursday at a Detroit mosque, including a rare 1933 signature of Nation of Islam founder W.D. Fard. Reed said the well-preserved documents detail the early structure and teachings of the group founded on the ideals of black nationalism.