Republicans elect new chairman, Michael Steele, but are split on the future direction of the party.
An Alabama underdog runs for the White House.
In three executive orders signed Thursday, he departs sharply from Bush's policies on Guantanamo, CIA prisons, and harsh interrogation tactics.
Says an assessment of past political interference with the Justice Department 'has to be done'
Critics say the 1965 law is outdated when an African-American can be elected president.
Regional rivalries may no longer count, especially in tough times like these.
Reflecting an Obama age, they want more diversity and pragmatism, less partisanship.