- Making News: Secretary of State Powell Resigns
Colin Powell resigned today as Secretary of State, in the most high-profile departure to date for the newly elected Bush administration. Powell called serving four years with the President an -honor and privilege.- Robin Wright, diplomatic correspondent for the Washington Post, reflects on Powell's departure and likely candidates to replace him in the next administration, as well as the challenges they'll face.
- Reporter's Notebook: Surprise Bush Cabinet Shake-up
In less than a week, six out of 15 department heads have announced they-re leaving the Bush administration. In addition to Secretary of State Powell are Education's Ron Paige, Agriculture's Ann Veneman, Energy's Spencer Abraham and Commerce's Dan Evans and Attorney General John Ashcroft. Is that unusual just after a President-s been re-elected? Former presidential advisor Stephen Hess says the departures will help keep fresh ideas flowing at the White House.
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