Flame-Broiled: U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was grilled in Chicago by a half-dozen U.S. attorneys who voiced their criticism over the Justice Department's firing of eight U.S. attorneys. Gonzales' right-hand man, Kyle Sampson, will testify before a Senate committee investigating the firings.
Straight Democratic Express: Democrats assert that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) considered leaving the Republican Party in 2001 weeks before former Republican Senator Jim Jeffords (Vt.) switched parties and became an Independent.
Onward Christian Soldier?: Former Republican senator and current Law & Order actor Fred Thompson is mulling a run for the presidency however one prominent evangelical of the Republican Party is taking issue with the former Tennessean. Focus on the Family founder James Dobson says Thompson is not a Christian adding that will make it difficult for the actor to reach out to social conservatives.
The Jokester: President Bush engaged in a little self-deprecating humor at last night's Radio and Television Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel. When asked how things had changed since last year's dinner, Bush replied: "A year ago my approval rating was in the 30s, my nominee for the Supreme Court had just withdrawn, and my vice president had shot someone. "Ah, those were the good ol' days." The event also featured Karl Rove rapping.