Polls show Gov. Chris Christie – who is seeking reelection – with sky-high approval ratings, thanks to his handling of hurricane Sandy. Whether that lasts long enough for a presidential bid remains to be seen.
'Lincoln' actor Daniel Day-Lewis is already a frontrunner for this year's Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the sixteenth president. Here are a few other actors who took home a statuette when they portrayed real people.
Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams said the vote against female bishops was 'not intelligible' to the British or global public. The proposal was passed by the bishops and priests, but not by the Church of England's laity.
Queen Elizabeth leak: Her Majesty told a BBC journalist that the British government should have arrested radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri. This rare leak by the BBC of Queen Elizabeth's views was considered violation of journalistic ethics.
Andy Murray became the first British man to win a Grand Slam tennis event since Fred Perry won the US Championship in 1936. That feat, along with a Tour de France champion, and successful Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, have the British in a sporting splendor.