Taiwan chose their next president in elections across the country today. Ma Ying-jeou, the incumbent, swept into power four years ago with a broad mandate, but his support waned in recent months.
Stephen Colbert used his TV show Thursday night to announce he was forming an exploratory committee to consider running for "President of the United States of South Carolina."
Over in Europe, the anti-Europe rhetoric from Republican presidential candidates is being viewed with a mix of skepticism and disbelief. Do these candidates really know what's going on in Europe right now, is the question many are asking.
With Iowa and New Hampshire's primary contests in the history books, the season moves on — and south, to a primary election in South Carolina next Saturday and another, in Florida, 10 days after that. Mitt Romney leads in polls in both states.
Mitt Romney cruises to an easy first place finish in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday. Results show that Ron Paul made a surprisingly strong showing to finish in second.
In the last four years, a half-dozen states have added laws that require voters to present a government-issued photo ID in order to cast a ballot in an election. Opponents say it disenfranchises poor and minority voters, while proponents say it's needed to stem voter fraud.
As voters in New Hampshire cast ballots, they're being inundated with advertising that seems to support one candidate or another, but which is actually paid for by "independent" Super PACs, political groups that can raise and spend virtually unlimited amounts of cash on political issues.
It's a New Hampshire tradition. Just after midnight on New Hampshire primary day, a few voters gather in the small hamlet of Dixville Notch to cast the first votes of the election. This year, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman each got two votes. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul each had a vote and President Barack Obama had three votes.
Pervez Musharraf, the former military general and one-time leader of Pakistan is promising to return to the country and run for election to parliament.
On Tuesday, Republicans will have a chance to vote in the second electoral contest of the 2012 GOP Presidential primary season. Mitt Romney has a commanding lead, but there are signs of a lack of enthusiasm among voters.