BBC NEWS: "The story is about whether Senator Kerry had a recent affair with a young woman intern. (Interns are young people, often students, who take short-term, unpaid jobs in political and other offices in order to get experience. Monica Lewinsky, of course, was one.)
The question, it appears, was first raised by aides in the campaign of retired General Wesley Clark, who himself was quoted as saying that Kerry's campaign might 'implode'. It has not so far and Clark has even endorsed Kerry himself.
Senator Kerry himself said initially: 'There is nothing to report' and then when that was challenged as a Clinton style non-denial, he stated clearly enough: 'I just deny it categorically. It's untrue.'
His supporters hope that this is an end to it. His opponents perhaps hope that he will be caught out. Lying in these cases is usually far worse than the original offence. "