Quick takes for this month.
“I like my wine French, my beer German, my vodka Russian, and my judicial system American.”—Chief Justice John Roberts during a panel discussion at the University of South Carolina.
88: Age of West Virginia senator Robert C. Byrd on Election Day, when he won a ninth six-year term.
1: Number of Muslims elected to Congress in November. Keith Ellison of Minnesota will be the first Muslim ever to serve in Congress.