- Making News: President Bush May Consider Recess Appointment for Bolton
Democrats in the Senate are hanging tough on John Bolton's nomination as Ambassador to the United Nations. That's led to talk that President Bush might bypass the Senate with what's called a "recess appointment." Cheryl Gay Stolberg, who reports on Congress for the New York Times, explains the Constitutional provision and what's likely to happen next.
- Reporter's Notebook: CIA Chief Has 'Excellent Idea' on Location of Bin Laden
In this week's issue of Time magazine, CIA Director Porter Goss revealed that he has an "excellent idea" where Osama bin Laden is hiding. Asked when bin Laden will be captured, Goss replied, "That is a question that goes far deeper than you know." So what's the US doing to catch him? Former reporter and author Ronald Kessler offers some thoughts.
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