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Intelligence Czar Is Focus of Legislation

On Wednesday afternoon, as John D. Negroponte was being formally sworn at the White House as the director of national intelligence, a senior Republican lawmaker on Capitol Hill was circulating a proposal that would have imposed a strict new limit on Mr. Negroponte’s power. The lawmaker, Representative Duncan Hunter of California, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, dropped the idea after Mr. Negroponte’s office caught wind of the plan and raised objections, according to Congressional officials of both parties. The two-page measure was to have been attached to the $441.6 billion military authorization bill that the committee approved early Thursday.Full Story

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