As predicted, conservatives on the US Supreme Court today took sharp aim at Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Is it out of date, or still necessary in the era of voter ID and targeted reapportionment? We hear the arguments and what the justices had to say. Also, budget talks will resume after deep cuts take effect, and how Americans have been hooked by the food industry on salt, sugar and fat.
Banner image: US Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) (L) speaks at a voter's rights rally in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington February 27, 2013. Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters