Leadership

Pelosi, Reid Under Fire

President Obama may be bulletproof, but his partners in Congress are hanging on for their lives: Republicans are keeping the heat on Nancy Pelosi, with Republican Darrell Issa of California asking the FBI to investigate her claims that the CIA lied to her. Pelosi, meanwhile, refused to answer more questions about her charges, standing by her earlier statements. And in order to help Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, whose numbers are plummeting, President Obama has scheduled a fundraising trip to Las Vegas for next week in “a panic move designed to save Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) from the same fate suffered by former leader Tom Daschle.” Reid has already raised $5 million this quarter.