“She doesn’t think we’ve done enough or been successful enough drawing money off of K Street,” says a Democratic leadership staffer.
Matsui, who was handed the plum chairmanship of the House Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee by Pelosi, over the objections of moderate and even liberal caucus members, is viewed by many as a failure in his first year on the job. These same critics view Pelosi’s attempts to bring in a fundraiser type as an attempt to bypass Matsui by consolidating some fundraising responsibilities in her office.
But members of the leadership staff deny this is what’s going on. “You can never have enough fundraisers,” says the Democratic leadership staffer. “The fact that we are adding people to help raise money just reinforces the fact that we are gearing up for a tough 2004 race.”p> INTO AFRICA br> Members of the Congressional Black Caucus went public earlier this week with complaints that the White House didn’t invite any of their membership to travel with the President to Africa. They also claimed that the White House had not spoken with them since January 2001. /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
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In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?