- Newsmaker: Bush Names Donaldson New SEC Chairman
President Bush continues to fill out his new economic team. Today, he announced that, as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Harvey Pitt will be replaced by investment banker William Donaldson. Jeffrey Birnbaum is Washington bureau chief of Fortune magazine.
- Reporter's Notebook: GAO Suit on Cheney Energy Task Force Dismissed
A federal judge has ruled that Vice President Cheney does not have to tell the auditing arm of the Congress just who he talked to while he was formulating energy policy for the current administration. That-s a momentary victory for the Bush White House. David Walker, head of the General Accounting Office, says he may appeal the ruling. Whatever the future, Watergate veteran John Dean says there-s a history to Cheney-s action.
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