Daily Briefing: 'Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop'
•Jack Abramoff pleads guilty as part of plea deal; inquiry reaches 60 lawmakers. Justice Department official: "The corruption scheme with Mr. Abramoff is very extensive. We're going to follow this wherever it goes." [WP, NYT, LAT, WSJ, USAT, WT]
• Republican strategy of "turning the K Street lobbying corridor into a cog of the GOP political machine" backfires. [LAT]
• Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) --"Rep. #1"-- could face indictment. [LAT]
• D.C. is likely to benefit from new risk-based distribution of Homeland Security grants. [WP]
• Lobbying industry expected to face increased scrutiny, criticism. [WP]
• "Left Behind" bills are left behind. [WP]