House Oversight Back With a Roar

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When the Democrats took over Congress this year, they renamed a few committees, messing up some old acronyms. But at least one turned out for the better. Rep. Henry Waxman's team renamed the House Government Reform Committee: It's now the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The new acronym, COGR—or "cougar"—nicely sums up Waxman's targeting of Bushies. "That's what you get when you put 'oversight' back in," says an aide. A Waxman ally, former Rep. Gerry Sikorski, adds: "Some call it COGR and some OGR. Always depends on perspective. Being stalked—or doing the stalking."

With Thomas K. Grose, Silla Brush, Anna Mulrine, and Suzi Parker