Hollywood endorsements don't always work, but they can matter, especially if the message is perceived as authentic and the celebrity is respected. Like Clint Eastwood.
Why some of the candidates who lost the race for president ultimately had a bigger impact than many of those who won.
One by one, Mitt Romney's GOP rivals have taken runs at him, trumpeting his failures as a true conservative and his flip-flopping. But one by one, they’ve stumbled, and at the moment the race for the GOP nomination seems like Romney’s to lose.
It is easy to get jaded about voting, especially with all the partisan bickering that precedes it. But watch first-time voters -- those who have just come of age or those who live in newly free countries -- and you'll remember how it felt that first time.
David Barber, Queen Elizaberth's swan marker, holds a swan during the annual Swan Upping ceremony on England's River Thames between Shepperton and Windsor on Monday. Swans and cygnets are counted and examined during the ceremony. The five-day census of the swan population dates back to the 12th century when the crown claimed ownership of all mute swans. Today, the crown retains the right to ownership of all unmarked mute swans in open water, but the queen only exercises her ownership on certain stretches of the River Thames and its surrounding tributaries.
Twelve senators so far have opted not to run again, the second-highest number of retiring senators in 75 years. Among their frustrations: the Senate's increasingly partisan climate.
Bill Clinton reveals much in 79 taped conversations with historian Taylor Branch.