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Bush Narrowing Choices for CIA Director

President Bush is focusing on House Intelligence Chairman Porter Goss and at least one other person as possible successors to CIA Director George Tenet, administration officials say. The officials spoke on the condition they not be identified because the president prefers to make his own personnel announcements. “The president has not made a decision, and there’s more than one candidate,” White House communications director Dan Bartlett said Thursday. Tenet announced his resignation as head of the CIA and 14 other agencies that make up the intelligence community earlier this month, citing family reasons. His deputy, John McLaughlin, will take over the agency as acting director when Tenet officially departs next month. Full Story

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