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Senate Hearings for CIA Nominee to Begin Sept. 8

U.S. Senate confirmation hearings for President Bush’s nominee for CIA director, Republican Rep. Porter Goss, will begin Sept. 8, the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee said on Sunday. Sen. Pat Roberts, a Kansas Republican, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” he was “very confident” Goss would be confirmed, despite concerns of some lawmakers that he may be too partisan to assume the critical intelligence role. Sen. Richard Lugar, an Indiana Republican, told “Fox News Sunday” he supported Bush’s nomination last week of Goss to head the embattled spy agency as timely and necessary. Full Story

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