WASHINGTON - A congressional panel investigating the firing of eight federal prosecutors authorized subpoenas for additional emails. However, the White House claims that many of the emails may have been "eaten by the dog."

Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino explained: "They have a dog over at the Republican National Committee Headquarters and it has apparently eaten hundreds, if not thousands of emails. It appears that the dog was very fond of emails from Carl Rove and Harriet Meyers." When reporters expressed skepticism at the story surrounding the missing emails, Perino insisted, "It's a really big dog." (The White House provided the above picture of the dog in question.