Meanwhile, Back In Blair's (Bent?) Big-Brother-Britain ...
As interested as almost all the world appears to be about what's been unfolding across the Atlantic in America, here in Blair's Big-Brother-Britain, a busy bunch of British bobbies have been much more bothered by some fairly stinky, fishy-business goings on, quite considerably closer to home.
Perhaps, in a hi-tech, 21st century society, such as our 'great new world - war is peace,' Orwellian United Kingdom has become, it is now perfectly possible to produce smoke without the need for a fire first. Though we'll all have to wait till it clears, to see.
Five ministers in honours probe
Police investigating cash-for-honours allegations have asked up to five Cabinet ministers for interviews.
Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt has confirmed that she is among them.
Ex-Cabinet minister Alan Milburn has already been interviewed.
According to one minister, police said they wanted "to learn about the way the honours system normally works".
Police are investigating whether donors received honours in return for cash. All involved deny wrong-doing.
It now appears that many, if not all, of the members of the Cabinet at around the time of the 2005 general election, apart from Tony Blair, have received letters from or been contacted in some other way by detectives.
Look at more of the low-down, via this link.
And for those who haven't been following - or are finding out for the first time, from us - here's a huge helping hand from the boys at the 'beeb'.
An at-a-glance guide to the purchase-a-peerage affair.