GOP SEES HOPE FOR CONGRESS

From the story: The Democratic Congress' job approval score is now worse than President Bush's, plummeting to 23 percent, a drop of eight points since April. House Democrats have been forced to retreat in the face of a furious assault by Republicans on pork-barrel spending, an issue that hurt the Republican Party in November. And Republican recruiting has produced plenty of candidates eyeing weak Democratic freshmen in Republican-leaning districts that swept them into office last year. (Washington Times) Meanwhile, Susan Estrich tells Democrats to focus on bailing on Iraq. (FOX News)