- Making News: Congressman Waxman Questions Halliburton Contract
A Democratic Congressman claims the Bush Defense Department is awarding contracts to a company that deals with countries known to be sponsors of terrorism. Halliburton, once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney, has been awarded the no-bid contract despite numerous government overcharges. Congressman Henry Waxman of Los Angeles is the ranking minority member of the Committee on Government Reform.
- Reporter's Notebook: General Motors- Settlements for Fiery Crashes
A federal judge in Montana has released information showing that General Motors paid $495 million to settle a series of lawsuits brought by the victims of fiery crashes involving C/K pick-up trucks made between 1973 and 1987. GM, which fought hard to keep the payouts secret, calls the judge-s action -poor public policy.- Myron Levin, who wrote the story for the Los Angeles Times, says the revelation will promote public safety.
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