FROM Philip Shenon
Paul Bremer Grilled on Capitol Hill As promised, Democrats are beginning their public investigation into the conduct of the Iraq war and occupation. The first witness is Paul Bremer , who led the Coalition Provisional Authority . California Democrat Henry Waxman is chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform . Philip Shenon, of the New York Times , has details.
Report Finds Extensive Abramoff-White House Contacts The House Committee on Government Reform today released the latest report on former lobbyist Jack Abramoff , who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to bribe public officials. The report documents 485 contacts between Abramoff's firm and the Bush White House.
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