FORCE OF NATURE Plame(Photo: Getty Images)
• Spy games: The House Oversight Committee says that the Bush Administration is still obstructing Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald in the Valerie Plame leak investigation. The obstruction has not, however, contained Plame's epic hotness.
• Journalism's hard: The New Republic finally gives up standing by its Baghdad diarist, but admits error only in trying to squeeze stories out of a stressed-out soldier. "As these months of controversy have shown, telling the story of what is happening in Iraq through a soldier's eyes is a fraught project. The more we dug into Beauchamp's writings, the more clear it became that we might have been in the realm of war stories, a genre notoriously rife with embellishment," editor Franklin Foer writes.
• Rehabbing Roy: Fabulous tiger trainers Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn say they may return to the Las Vegas stage, over four years after their prized beast, Montecore, took a bite out of Roy's neck. Siegfried gushes, "Roy shows me every day the magic—the magic of life." Oh, 'cause we thought you meant ... never mind.
• Hostage crisis hangover: Leeland Eisenberg—who already had a couple of rape charges under his belt—is slapped with a $500k bond after taping road flares to his body, taking hostages, demanding to chat with Hillary about health care, and then asking police officers to shoot him.
• Don't tase little bro: A 10-year-old in Charlotte was arrested Saturday after leading police on a four-mile car chase and resisting their tasing efforts—authorities only managed to touch one prong to the child instead of the necessary two. So grounded.