Odds and ends


Hey, check out the new gossipers over at the Washington Examiner. Yeas and Nays…Likely 2008 presidential candidate Sen. George Allen, the Virginia Republican, is interviewing pollsters…Word is that House Speaker Dennis Hastert would be nudged out — or advised to step down — if the GOP loses 10 seats but still keeps the majority. Says one insider: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich "stepped down after losing just five seats."