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The report says the electoral success of the Republican Party and possible strategies for achieving it often were on the agenda at some 75 political briefings at 20 federal agencies from 2001 to 2007. Prohibited political activities were prevalent in the months running up to the 2006 midterm elections, according to the report.
From the Washington Post (see additional news links):
This federally funded travel was organized, approved and closely tracked by Bush's political office, the Office of Special Counsel found, describing the activity as leading to the illegal diversion of federal funds and workers' time.
The Obama administration has announced it intends to close its Office of Political Affairs. FDallas Morning News
Former employees of the office during the Bush administration told the investigators that they saw these "political briefings as no more than informational discussions about the political landscape. New York Times