TOLD YA Gore • Truth growing more inconvenient: Last year was the hottest on record in the U.S. Sure, we now know it's the result of fossil fuels, carbon dioxide levels, and the greenhouse effect, but if 2008 presidential larceny victim Al Gore had shut up we'd all be tanning in January and thinking nothing of it. Curse you, Al.
• Perk attack: The Senate is beefing up legislation that forces them to pay full price for charter planes and luxury boxes, among other things, putting a dent in the perks that made them all want to become senators (and friends of Jack Abramoff) in the first place.
• Speech leak: Sacrificer-in-chief George Bush is expected to announce a plan tonight that everyone already knows about and mostly loathes: sending the first of 20,000 more troops to Iraq by the end of this month. Even Congress is offering up symbolic opposition.