George H.W. Bush

Politics

As Republicans struggle over presidential nomination, declining influence of party elders is on display

This election cycle, most of the party's elites are lined up behind Mitt Romney. But Romney, though ahead in the delegate count, has struggled to unify the base of the party in a way that will force his challengers out of the election. It shows how far the influence of those elites has fallen.

Politics

Vice presidents and foreign policy

Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin is getting her foreign policy feet wet this week at the United Nations. She's holding meet-and-greet sessions with many world leaders attending the UN General Assembly.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman looks at "Heavy Voodoo," a newly recorded song by Jamaican reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry. Perry wrote the song some 30 years ago, forecasting the current global economic crisis.

Politics

As Republicans struggle over presidential nomination, declining influence of party elders is on display

This election cycle, most of the party's elites are lined up behind Mitt Romney. But Romney, though ahead in the delegate count, has struggled to unify the base of the party in a way that will force his challengers out of the election. It shows how far the influence of those elites has fallen.