According to Space Politics the Congressional Ares, Orion hearings have been postponed with no new date set
This Boeing presentation has surfaced and has some interesting points about Ares I crew launch vehicle design considerations including concern that lift off loads may be a significant design issue due to the “direct load path between the SRB and the upper stage”.
Flight has also heard that despite previous NASA presentations showing that the Ares I first-stage solid rocket booster casings not changing they are now going to have to because of in-flight forces at points along the lengthof the “stick”
NASAWatch.com has found this video of the proposed Ares V Cargo Launch Vehicle launching a space telescope
Flight has published a number of stories about Ares V design options and alternate missions to the lunar outpost flights, including larger fairings for the CaLV, manned missions to near Earth objects and an asteroid deflection mission
Here is some J-2X news from Alabama care of Hobbyspace.com
And here Lockheed Orion development team member and Mars Blog blogger T. L. James has some harsh words for the Alabama report