The USS Cole has deployed off the coast of Lebanon as that nation's political crisis deepens.
Poor planning for post-Feb. 5 races tripped up the Clinton camp, analysts say.
Critics say its motives may have included testing missile defenses or poking at China.
Imad Mughnieh, suspected of planning kidnappings, hijacking, and attacks in Beirut during the 1980s and '90s, was killed in Damascus Tuesday night.
Despite the public's cry for reforms, election-year politics will keep politicians from plain talk and solutions.
By bowing out now, the GOP conservative leaves his options open for 2012
The house that Reagan built shows cracks, as the far right chafes at McCain as GOP standard-bearer.