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Spokesman: Hagel won't endorse McCain or Obama
Sen. Chuck Hagel, a leading Republican voice on international affairs and an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq, won't endorse either major-party presidential candidate in 2008, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Contractors used in Iraq at unprecedented rate
The United States spent $85 billion on contracts in Iraq and other countries in the first four years of the war and is relying on contract employees at a greater rate than in any other war, according to a government report released Tuesday.
Mukasey: No crimes committed during hirings
Justice Department officials committed no crime by letting improper political considerations drive hirings of prosecutors, immigration judges and other career government lawyers, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Tuesday, speaking to the American Bar Association.
Will Clinton's name go into nomination? Stay tuned
If Sen. Hillary Clinton's name is placed in nomination in Denver, Colorado, this year, it wouldn't be the first time that a candidate was beaten in the primaries and still formally contested the nomination at the convention.
Penn praises McCain ad as Dems seek unity
Sen. John McCain's recent campaign commercial linking Sen. Barack Obama to vapid celebrities was unanimously criticized in Democratic quarters, but one of the party's leading strategists said it did the job.
Penn memo could keep Clinton-Obama rift open
A policy memo by Sen. Hillary Clinton's one-time chief strategist challenging Sen. Barack Obama's "American roots" could make it difficult to close any remaining gaps between the former rivals, the magazine writer who revealed the memo said Tuesday.
Pelosi open to vote on offshore drilling
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reversed her opposition to a vote on offshore drilling on "Larry King Live" on Monday night, saying she would consider a vote if it were part of a larger energy package.