Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine:
Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller Tuesday accused Attorney General Alberto Gonzales of perjury over Gonzales' testimony about a White House meeting in March of 2004 — in which a group of congressional leaders was briefed on the impending deadline to reauthorize the president's terrorist surveillance program.
Gonzales said the consensus in the room was that it should continue, despite the objections of acting Attorney General James Comey.
Rockefeller said Gonzales did not brief the leaders on the deadline, and that he was — "making something up to protect himself." He said he had no idea at the time who Comey even was. But one official who was at the meeting tells FOX News that Gonzales' account is accurate.
And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi agreed that such a briefing had occurred, that Comey's objections had been discussed. Indeed, she said she agreed with Comey.
Usama bin Laden and his adherents are certainly inspiring suicide bombings in Iraq and elsewhere — but there is increasing disapproval of such tactics among Muslims worldwide.
A new Pew Research Center study shows support for the bombings has declined by more than half in many Middle Eastern countries — down from 74 percent in Lebanon five years ago to 34 percent now. And down 24 points in both Bangladesh and Pakistan.
But in the Palestinian territories — 70 percent still endorse the tactic. Confidence in bin Laden has also fallen dramatically — but again, it remains high in the Palestinian territories.
The couple owning the dry cleaners that was sued by a Washington DC judge for $54 million after his pants were temporarily lost — is getting some help with their legal bills.
The Chungs won the lawsuit — but ended up with about $100,000 in legal bills. The fundraiser pulled in about $64,000.
While environmental groups and the United Nations have predicted stronger and more frequent hurricanes in the future because of global warming — one hurricane forecaster is downgrading its predictions for this summer — because of cooler than expected water temperatures in the Atlantic.
WSI — a major forecasting service used by both FOX News and CNN — is predicting 14 named storms will produce six hurricanes — three of them major. That's down from 15 storms — eight hurricanes and four major. Last year forecasts of significant hurricane activity proved to be unfounded following the major storms of 2005.
—FOX News Channel's Martin Hill 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.