The White House expects attacks from members of both parties this week when it releases its 2006 budget, which includes deep spending cuts in hundreds of domestic programs. So, to show that it's not above sacrifice, the administration will also promise to cut White House employees in the second term. Exactly how many jobs and more importantly, which ones will go remains unclear. "We are going to put our money where our mouth is," says a senior administration official. "We're not dimming the lights, but we're looking at personnel and seeing if we can do more with less." One administration ally suggested that President Bush could afford to shed some bodies now that his policy agenda for the second term has been laid out. Presidents generally avoid such unilateral disarmament since Congress never cuts its staff. But a few years ago, a similar cost-cutting instinct led the Clinton administration to rely more heavily on unpaid interns a decision that turned out to be fateful.