The man who shot JFK in Dallas — Lee Harvey Oswald — first defected to the former Soviet Union and worked in a factory in Minsk. He married there and was under the watchful eye of Soviet intelligence, before he decided to return to the US. His former co-workers remember him fondly and refuse to believe he shot President Kennedy.
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.
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."