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    Training of Iraqi Security Forces

    Military commanders testified about training programs, issues surrounding U.S. efforts to properly train Iraqi security forces, and recommendation by the Iraq Study Group that more training…

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    Operations in Iraq

    General Abizaid and Mr. Satterfield testified about U.S. military operations in Iraq, security concerns in the country, the state of sectarian violence, and future U.S. strategy in the…

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    Catastrophic Terrorism Risk Insurance

    The House Financial Services Subcommittees on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises and Oversight and Investigations hold a joint hearing titled “Protecting Americans…

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    Hewlett-Packard Investigation

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on pretexting and methods used by company officials at Hewlett-Packard to uncover leaks about corporate business decisions.…

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    Internet Data Brokers and Pretexting

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing titled “Internet Data Brokers and Pretexting: Who Has Access to Your Private Records?” Executives…

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    Military Commissions Legislation Markup

    Committee members marked up legislation to authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war and for other purposes. Committee counsel provided opinions and members debated…

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    Oil Pipeline Spills at Prudhoe Bay

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the failure of the British Petroleum oil pipeline from Prudhoe Bay. Witnesses testified about safety…

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    Climate Change Assessment Methodologies

    The Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing titled “Questions Surrounding the ‘Hockey Stick’ Temperature Studies: Implications for Climate Change…

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    Making the Internet Safe for Children, Day 2

    The committee held a hearing about sexual child predators who operate on the Internet and whether or not major Internet service, content providers, and social networking Web sites are doing…

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    Making the Internet Safe for Children, Day 1

    The committee heard further testimony about sexual child predators who operate on the Internet. In the first day of a two-day hearing on making the Internet safe for children, witnesses…

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    Making the Internet Safe for Children, Day 1

    The committee heard further testimony about sexual child predators who operate on the Internet. In the first day of a two-day hearing on making the Internet safe for children, Mr. Hansen testified about his…

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    Exploitation of Children over the Internet, Day 3

    Government officials, a reporter, and a child victim testified about use of the Internet by sexual predators. The also talked about the scope of the problem, the need for proper supervision…

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    Military Commissions

    The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on standards and rules for military commissions and tribunals. Witnesses testified about the Bush administration’s decisions on detainee treatment while in…

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    Terrorist Finance Tracking Program

    Undersecretary Levey testified about a secret program to track terrorist financing and the fact that information about this tracking program was published in The New York Times. He said the…

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    Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq

    Witnesses testified about reported findings of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, including a recent report of 500 munitions containing serin and mustard gas. Defense Department officials…

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    Military Personnel Protection Equipment

    Witnesses testified about the use of military equipment and personnel protection gear by forces deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. In this third hearing on the topic by the subcommittee, the…

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    Protective Armor Purchasing

    Witnesses testified regarding efforts to provide armor protection for soldiers and vehicles in Iraq. Committee members expressed concern that the need for armor was not being met in a…

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    Obtaining and Selling Personal Information, Day 2

    A hearing was held on “Internet Data Brokers and Pretexting: Who Has Access to Your Private Records?” Witnesses testified about the use of personal data brokers by law enforcement agencies…

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    Obtaining and Selling Personal Information, Day 1

    Witnesses testified about “data brokers” operating on the Internet, obtaining and selling personal information by deception and without consent. This information includes cell phone…

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    Fraud and Waste in Hurricane Katrina Relief Claims

    Witnesses testified about various cases of waste, fraud, and abuse of federal funds in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. They also focused on a General Accountability Office report on the…

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