- Making News: Condoleezza Rice Named Secretary of State
President Bush made diplomatic history today by appointing the first African-American woman to be Secretary of State. He praised Condoleezza Rice for personifying "the strength, the grace and the decency of our country," and she, in turn, vowed to pursue the President's "hopeful and ambitious agenda." Professor Jerel Rosati, author of The Politics of United States Foreign Policy, has more on Rice's nomination.
- Reporter's Notebook: Lame-Duck Congress Convenes
On Capitol Hill today, the old Congress is back in session, but very soon, it'll be replaced by a House and Senate that are more Republican than ever. That means big changes are ahead. Rudolph Bush, who reports from the Hill for the Chicago Tribune assesses how different the picture will be when the new Congress convenes in January.
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