And now the most interesting two minutes in television, the latest from the political grapevine:
A new Fox News Opinion-Dynamics Poll shows that 49 percent of Americans now approve of President Bush's job performance, not a high rating but up slightly from two weeks ago.
The poll also shows that more Americans think President Bush (search) can do a better job handling the situation in Iraq than Democratic rival John Kerry. The poll shows a virtual tie between the two if elections were held today, but the poll also shows that 73 percent of Bush supporters say they -- "strongly support" their candidate, while only 52 percent of Kerry supporters say that about him.
Sept. 11 Commission
The 9/11 commission (search) has issued a statement saying that -- after reviewing nearly 11,000 pages of Clinton era documents, including about 9000 it had requested from the Bush administration but received only recently -- it found 12 that are -- "clearly or arguably" relevant to its investigation.
The commission also identified 57 additional documents, not previously requested, that are relevant to the investigation and has now requested them. The commission concluded -- "any errors in document production [from the Bush administration] were inadvertent. ... The process has been constructive."
But this is how today's Washington Post reports the story -- "9/11 Panel [says] Bush White House Withheld Papers."
Report from the Scene
A journalist from London's Guardian spoke with the commander of a small band of Iraqi insurgents on the outskirts of Fallujah (search) and quotes him as saying -- "The Americans think we are afraid [but] we recognize them as cowards. We will not be afraid of their tanks and their weapons and their other equipment. We will stay until we defeat them."
Then the story continues -- "Suddenly, the [commander and his] gunmen scattered, unnerved by the sound of an approaching U.S. helicopter. Villagers who had been standing in the street fled into their shops and houses and, within seconds, the crossroads were deserted."
In a Newsday column this week, the fabled liberal writer Jimmy Breslin quoted the Reverend Louis Sheldon as saying -- "Homosexuals are dangerous. ... They come to your door, and if your son answers and nobody is there to stop it, they grab the son and run off with him ... and turn him into a homosexual."
However, Sheldon -- the head of the conservative Traditional Values Coalition -- says he never said any such thing. Breslin says he did, but it was 12 years ago at the Republican Convention in Houston. Breslin, however, has no notes from the interview, and his story at the time had no quotes resembling the ones Sheldon disputes.
— 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.