For 50 years, the hotline between Washington, D.C., and Moscow has helped protect the peace and avoid nuclear confrontation. But the popular image of a red telephone on the president's desk is actually a far cry from what the hotline really is.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama will both try to score points, convey a vision and push their candidacy closer to winning on Election Day in November. While the election is still some 30 days away, early voting is already going in a number of states.
When Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are trying to up their appeal to Latino voters, they'll often try on a few words of Spanish. But, perhaps too often, those words don't come out the same way they sound in the candidates' head. And that can be a problem.
But amidst the praise, some Republicans are still hoping to see and hear Mitt Romney, their presidential candidate, make a powerful, uniting speech on Thursday night. They're also hoping he'll speak specifically and in a way that appeals to women voters.
Long-time political journalist and CBS News correspondent Jeff Greenfield imagines historical what-if scenarios in his new book "Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics."