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Newly revealed internal Army documents show that more deaths and injuries have been caused due to faulty electrical wiring in Iraq than previously thought. The documents show that the contractor responsible for the wiring, KBR, found a “systemic problem” in their work, contrary to the contractor’s previous statements. (New York Times)

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) asked the Pentagon Thursday to release documents about the death of Pat Tillman. Waxman argued that the public and the Tillman family should be able to see documents relating to his friendly fire death. (AP)

Congress eased rules Wednesday over public disclosure of contributions and parties paid for by lobbyists. The new rules free lobbyists from filing disclosure statements by the end of the month. (Wall Street Journal)A complaint has been filed with the House Committee on Conduct of Official Standards against Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX). Reyes is accused of asking a federal law enforcement agency to assist in helping his kidnapped relative in Mexico. (El Paso Times)

The House Oversight Committee approved a report yesterday on the investigations into the death of Pat Tillman and the capture of Jessica Lynch in Iraq. The Committee was however unable to determine what administration officials knew because of “a near universal lack of recall”. (Committee on Oversight and Government Reform)

A team of state securities regulators demanded documents and conducted interviews yesterday at the headquarters of Wachovia Securities about the firm’s sales and marketing of auction rate securities. This comes after the Securities and Exchange Commission requested information from Wachovia earlier this year. (Wall Street Journal)

A federal judge ruled yesterday that the trial of Guantanamo detainee Salim Hamdan will continue. The judge said that he could not intervene in the military justice process. The decision came after lawyers for Hamdan attempted to delay his upcoming military commission at Guantanamo. (Washington Post)