Tea party leader Jamie Radtke, a Republican from Chesterfield County, Va., trails in polls and fundraising but thinks she can beat George Allen in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)
New overall leader Philippe Gilbert of Belgium celebrates winning the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 191,5 kilometers ( 119 miles) starting in Passage du Gois and finishing in Mont des Alouettes, les Herbiers, western France, Saturday July 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Maryland state Sen. Verna Jones-Rodwell, Baltimore Democrat who sponsored the bill to increase the tax on alcohol, cheers with supporters of the 50 percent jump on Thursday near Annapolis. It is expected to generate $85 million in its first year of implementation. Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Health Care for All Coalition, is at left. Laura Carr, a volunteer with End the Wait Now, is standing to the right. (Associated Press)
President Obama (center) and Adm. Mike Mullen (right), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sit with outgoing Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during a tribute to Mr. Gates on June 30, 2011, at the Pentagon. (Associated Press)
** FILE ** An employee (left) of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park, Kan., greets an inspector from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, outside the clinic. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
**FILE** In this photo taken Dec. 7, 2010, former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates pins Combat Infantry badges on soldiers at Forward Operating Base Connolly in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. (Associated Press)
"We have not refused any new revenue. For example, we've been discussing some fee increases and some other things that would actually generate revenue." - Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican
Greg Mortenson hasn't been seen in public since undergoing a medical procedure to fix a heart condition shortly after "60 Minutes" questioned spending at his charitable foundation and claims made in his best-seller "Three Cups of Tea."
"Three Cups of Tea" co-author Greg Mortenson (left) shows the locations of future village schools to Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the opening of Pushghar Village Girls School, 60 miles north of Kabul in the Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan, in July, 2009.
This image, provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is one of nine new warning labels that cigarette makers must use by the fall of 2012. In the most significant change to U.S. cigarette packs in 25 years, the FDA's the new warning labels graphically depict the health hazards of tobacco use.