Democratic control of Washington brings unity but also new demands.
But they fall short of the 60 Senate seats needed to overcome filibusters and end gridlock.
Americans elect their first black president and deal a blow to an era of Republican ascendancy.
Condoleezza Rice heads to the area for a summit of powers promoting peace.
He says he was forced to stand guard as others were tortured and killed.
Early reluctance is giving way as hundreds prepare to apply before the deadline.
The wealthy widow uses her money and connections to become one of Florida’s most potent protectors of the ‘river of grass.’