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According to insiders, anyone who takes on the most senior title within a Clinton for President organization will answer to both Clintons on matters of politics and policy. “It’s understood that there are two bosses in this campaign, and then there is everyone else,” says a longtime Clinton adviser.
The same source says that no one is looking so far ahead as to what roles people might have in a Clinton II administration, but that everyone expects Bill Clinton to have some type of semi-official role inside the West Wing, and possibly on the diplomatic front.p> BAD HENRY br> It’s expected that in the coming weeks the House Government Oversight Committee, led by Rep. Henry Waxman , will begin aggressively issuing subpoenas for the many investigations and witch hunts he plans to perpetrate. /p>
One interesting note: Waxman has decided not to allow any Republican staff, including the committee’s minority legal counsel, in any depositions or interviews his committee staff holds. This is a break in longstanding tradition: even in the darkest days of the Clinton impeachment process, House and Senate Republicans allowed Democrat attorneys and senior staff access to depositions and interviews.p> POGO SHARPENS ITS SHTICK br> Last week, the Project for Governmental Oversight (POGO) held one of its ongoing seminars in the Russell Senate Office Building, training Democrat staff on how to conduct “effective oversight and investigations.” The monthly programs, which began in September, took on greater significance after the Democrat victories in November. /p>
The program is funded via the Ford Foundation, interesting given the corporate roots of the organization and the fact that one of POGO’s biggest targets in the sessions is corporate America.
POGO is one of the most active left-wing organizations in pushing congressional investigations. It has encouraged and enabled show-trial oversight hearings for years, most recently focused on the Bush Administration’s conduct of the war in Iraq, and its environmental policy, particularly through investigation of the Interior Department.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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?