It's conventional wisdom that Democrats will be taking it on the chin come November, but divisions within the GOP have political forecasters taking another look. Will Republican nominees be so far right they repel Independents who can be the final "deciders?" Also, hopes of finding 11 missing workers fades after an oil rig sinks in the Gulf of Mexico, and the cartoon satire South Park has led to death threats and censorship by Comedy Central. Shades of Danish newspaper drawings five years ago.
Banner image: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) and Republican presidential nominee US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) campaign together March 6, 2008 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (McCain was campaigning in Florida after securing the Republican presidential nomination) Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images