- Making News: President Bush Appoints Porter Goss as CIA Director
President Bush has chosen a new Director for the Central Intelligence Agency. Retiring Republican Congressman Porter Goss of Florida, who served in the CIA for nine years, now chairs the House Committee on Intelligence. Bush called Goss "the right man to lead this important agency at this critical moment.- Walter Pincusof the Washington Post says Goss, who still needs Senate confirmation, may face opposition from some Democrats.
- Reporter-s Notebook: International Observers to Monitor US Presidential Election
This year, for the first time, America-s presidential election will be scrutinized by an official team of international observers. Congressional Democrats asked for observers from the UN, and the Bush administration compromised by inviting the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Andrew Buncombe, who reports from Washington for the Independent of London, has more on monitors' purpose and their powers.
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