Gop Legal Hardball

Call it the GOP's "subpoena strategy." Hill Republicans have been keeping the Democratic National Committee tied up in legal knots. In the past 18 months, the DNC has been hit with 47 subpoenas for testimony and records in connection with allegations of Campaign '96 fund-raising abuses. Two have been filed just in the past week. The flurry of subpoenas has upped the Dems' Donorgate-related legal fees to $13.6 million--and kept the party in the red.