Over the past generation, the GOP's pledge to introduce no new taxes has become the essential conservative credential. But some Republicans are refusing to sign.
An Afghan private contractor in Kandahar, with close ties to Karzai's brother, is up for a contract to protect supply convoys for US troops in the Afghanistan war.
With no Kennedy in the running, expect a crowded Democratic field.
Roger Clemens and his ex-trainer stick to different stories, amid withering questioning on Hill.