And now the most riveting two minutes in television, the latest from the political grapevine:
Positive news for President Bush (search) from two new polls, a rare thing these days, has received scant media play. A Pew Research Poll, widely reported as reflecting growing anti-Americanism in Europe, also shows declining anti-Americanism in Muslim countries. Significantly more Muslims now say they think of the U.S. more favorably than they did in May -- when President Bush declared an end to major combat operations in Iraq.
And from a New York Times poll -- under the headline "Nation's Direction Prompts Voters' Concern, Poll Finds" -- the Times reports that, with Ralph Nader (search) in the race, President Bush now beats John Kerry by a 46 to 38 percent margin.
Neither, Nor? Are You Sure?
Moveon.org has its lawyers telling news organizations that it neither -- "advocates the election of [nor] financially supports" any candidate for elected office, including John Kerry.
Meanwhile, moveon.org members have received solicitation letters, saying -- "We've reached one of the most important points in the race to defeat George Bush... We have a Democratic nominee, and he needs our support today. Please join us in contributing $5, $50, or $500 today to the Kerry campaign." The letters are from the -- "Moveon PAC."
Foreign Leaders for Sale?
Speaking of Kerry, while administration officials demand he name the -- "foreign leaders" that allegedly told him they endorse his candidacy, at least two -- "foreign leader endorsements" have now been put up for sale on Ebay... as parodies.
One insists -- "If you want to make a current president jealous ... or if you are just a liar who got called out on your bogus campaign lies, this is the auction for you. ... [But] we only ship to Massachusetts." Bids for this endorsement reached more than $15,000, but Ebay has since taken it down.
An endorsement from the -- "duly elected supreme leader of ... Bogusonia" is still up for grabs, with the highest bid standing at $2.75.
Oops, That Wasn't Usama?
An artist in France has been ordered to pay $615 to a man he mistook for Usama bin Laden (search) and tried to run over with his car after last week's terror attacks in Madrid. A lawyer for the French artist insists his client was the -- "victim of a hallucination," adding -- "If it were [bin Laden], we would have won $5 million."
— 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.