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Headlines: January 20, 2006

BloombergU.S. Lawmakers Flock to Tropics as Montego Bay Trumps Abramoff. Amidst calls to ban privately funded travel for lawmakers, several members of Congress continue to enjoy lavish trips funded by private interests.

New York TimesSenator Apologizes for Attack on Payments to Republicans. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has apologized for releasing a document singling out thirty-three Republican members who received contributions from criminal lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Houston ChronicleSubpoenas seek DeLay links to San Diego firm.   Prosecutors have requested financial records from a defense contractor in the criminal case against former majority leader Tom DeLay.

Washington Post:   GOP Contest Prompts Yawns Outside Beltway. Many voters around the country seem uninterested in the upcoming House leadership election.  The Post gives an update on the race.

-Jess Kutch