And now the most intriguing two minutes in television, the latest from the political grapevine:
A new Gallup poll shows that, in a head-to-head challenge held today, John Kerry (search) would beat President Bush (search) among likely voters by a 52 to 44 percent margin. Another new poll, by the Washington Post, shows that among registered voters, Kerry would win by a 53 to 44 percent margin.
The Post poll also shows President Bush's ratings on the economy and the situation in Iraq are at their lowest levels yet. However, the poll shows that 86 percent of Bush supporters say they -- "strongly" support him, while only 66 percent of Kerry supporters say that about their candidate.
Similarly, 86 percent of Bush supporters say they are going to vote for him because they like him, while only 38 percent of Kerry supporters say they like Kerry -- most just don't like Mr. Bush.
Civil Rights Group Demands Apology
Speaking of Kerry, a civil rights group is demanding an apology from him for saying last week that -- "President Clinton was often known as the first black president, [and] I wouldn't be upset if I could earn the right to be the second."
The Andrew Young National Center for Social Change, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, calls Kerry's remarks -- "an insult," insisting -- "Kerry is ... a privileged white man who has no idea what it is [like] ... to be a poor white in this country, let alone a black man."
Blame Bush, Then Ask for Help?
One day after threatening to sue the Bush administration for -- "carrying out the abduction" of exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, lawyers for Aristide are now asking the Bush administration to lead an investigation into the alleged abduction.
But members of Aristide's presidential security who helped him get out of Haiti say nothing like an abduction ever happened.
Jim Refinger -- a Florida native working for a U.S. security team hired by Aristide -- says he was there when Aristide left and, "Everything was done with the full knowledge and cooperation of the president. There was no forcing this president to go anywhere."
An Agent of America?
A religious leader in Saudi Arabia has issued an order forbidding all Muslims from watching the new US-financed Arabic TV channel Al-hurra, insisting the channel is a -- "agent in the pay of America" that intends to -- "fight Islam and support American hegemony."
Sheikh Ibrahim bin Nasir al-Kudhairi said -- "An intellectual war is currently being waged to rub out the Arab identity and Muslim religion." The Sheikh, however, admits he has never actually seen much of the channel.
— FOX News' Michael Levine contributed to this report
With more than 35 years of journalism experience to draw from, Brit Hume currently serves as a senior political analyst for FOX News Channel (FNC) and contributes to all major political coverage. Hume also is regular panelist on FOX's weekly public affairs program, "FOX News Sunday" on Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET. Click here for more information on Brit Hume.