- Making News: President Names Replacement for Commerce Secretary Don Evans
President Bush has chosen his nominee to replace Donald Evans as Secretary of Commerce. A native of Cuba who came to the US in 1960 as a political refuge, Carlos Gutierrez learned English from a bellhop in a Miami Hotel. Last year, the man who once sold cereal in the streets of Mexico City reportedly made $7 million as CEO of Kellogg. Paul Magnusson is following the story for BusinessWeek magazine.
- Reporter's Notebook: Michael Scheuer and the CIA
When Imperial Hubris was published a few months ago, its author was anonymous and still working at the CIA. Since then, he-s been revealed as Michael Scheuer, who for 3 years headed the CIA-s unit assigned to track Osama bin Laden. We talk to Scheuer, who recently resigned from the agency about turmoil at the CIA under Porter Goss, the resignation of several high-level agents and America-s failures in the war against terror.
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