- Making News: Bush Names Bolton to UN Ambassadorship, Bypassing Senate
With the Senate in recess, President Bush has bypassed confirmation and appointed John Bolton as Ambassador to the United Nations. Calling the appointment "too important to leave vacant," Bush used his constitutional authority to circumvent the vote that had been stalled by the Senate. Michael Hirsh of Newsweek magazine says that Bolton will work under the supervision of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
- Reporter's Notebook: Saudi Arabia-s King Fahd Dies at 82
King Fahd has died at the age of 82. Known as a playboy prince when he assumed absolute power in 1982, he presided over the exploitation of Saudi Arabia-s vast oil reserves and controversial relationships with the West. Since 1995, he had been debilitated by strokes and other health problems. Crown Prince Abdullah, who has been the de facto ruler, will be his successor. Former State Department official Allen Keiswetter has more.
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