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Bush demands vote on Bolton; recess appointment not ruled out

[JURIST] President Bush on Monday demanded a vote in the Senate on his nomination of John Bolton [JURIST report] as the US Ambassador to the United Nations, and White House officials would not rule out the possibility of a recess appointment [CRS backgrounder, PDF] to sidestep the Senate if necesary. Senate Democrats last week rejected a new Republican compromise offer [JURIST report] on his nomination, requesting more information about his pre-war assessments of Iraq. They have also objected to his outspoken criticism of the UN and have made other claims of wrongdoing [JURIST report]. Bush says Bolton is the right choice to help push for UN reform. Reuters has more.

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