Now, the Republican presidential nomination battle shifts from the typical tack of achieving inevitability to one where candidates work to amass the most delegates.
Some 34 of the nation's top corporations have agreed to disclose their political spending.
One tribal leader vows to raise a force of 600 to help fight an Al Qaeda-linked tribe in Waziristan.
In a dramatic illustration of a broader regional crisis, a Turkish lake three times the size of Washington, D.C., has dried up in the past 15 years.
The US supports a new law designed to allow some members of Saddam Hussein's party to return to government.
Indicators like high oil prices and the slumping stock market have voters concerned.
Inaugurated Monday, he promises to clean up corruption.
The Secretary of State paid a surprise visit Tuesday amid signs that political reconciliation is gaining some traction in Iraq.