And now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine:
Wes: Don't Worry
Democratic presidential candidate and retired General Wesley Clark now says that if he becomes president, Americans won't have to worry about another terrorist attack on U.S. soil. In an interview with the Concord, New Hampshire Monitor, Clark said -- "If I'm president of the United States, I'm going to take care of the American people. We are not going to have one of these incidents."
He went on to say -- "I think the two greatest lies that have been told in the last three years are: you couldn't have prevented 9/11 and there's another one that's bound to happen."
That's News to Them
Enemy combatants held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay have only recently been told of Saddam Hussein's capture, but the news has prompted some detainees to open up in interrogation, according to base commander Major General Geoffrey Miller.
Miller says the news, which was broadcast to the entire camp by loudspeaker, was greeted with -- "some shock" by the 660 detainees. Prisoners have no access to news for security reasons, but interrogators have told them of U.S. victories in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Spies for Dean?
More on the dirty tricks front: Two Howard Dean volunteers in Iowa have been fired for posing as caucus goers in order to gather intelligence on the Gephardt and Kerry campaigns. In New Hampshire, older, undeclared voters have reported receiving calls telling them they are ineligible to vote in the January 27th Democratic primary, according to the polling group ARG. When one voter told the caller she thought she'd vote for Dean, however, she was told she'd once again be eligible.
And a day after we told you about Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi accusing the Gephardt campaign of -- "sleazy tactics," Dean himself says he doesn't approve of calling other campaigns sleazy.
With former presidential candidates Bill Bradley and Al Gore campaigning for Howard Dean, the remaining candidates in the Democratic race are turning to Hollywood for support. John Kerry is campaigning with music legends James Taylor, Steven Stills, and Carole King, as well as movie star Kathleen Turner.
Madonna endorsed Wesley Clark this week, and in Iowa the John Edwards camp was energized by a visit from rock band Hootie and the Blowfish. Even heavy underdog Dennis Kucinich is supported by country legend Willie Nelson, and Kucinich is airing commercials featuring the voice of Lethal Weapon star Danny Glover.
— FOX News' Michael Levine contributed to this report