Author: HUNTER SCHWARZ, CNN'S COVER/LINE

Beards making comeback in politics

Politics tends to be the realm of the clean shaven, but as America has grown more lax about facial hair, scruff has become more acceptable in Washington too.

How Taylor Swift turned her Instagram into get-out-the-vote fan page

Exactly 30 days before the election, and the day after she wrapped the the American leg of her Reputation Tour at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Taylor Swift announced on Instagram for the first time ever who she'd be voting for: Democrats Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper.

How get-out-the-vote took over billboards in 2018

The call to vote is plastered across America. Artists, activists and brands have taken to the streets to get out the vote with visual representations meant to convey the importance of Tuesday's election.

7 political things that happened at the 2018 VMAs

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards featured a possible presidential candidate on the red carpet and a protest against family separation on the stage. Here are the political moments from this year's show:

Videos 'with a message' nominated for 2018 VMAs

The MTV Video Music Awards are Monday in New York City at Radio City Music Hall. Cardi B leads the nominations with 10 nods, Jennifer Lopez will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and one video will walk away with the Moonman for Video With a Message.