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BREAKING NEWS ~ Bush naming Bolton as US UN ambassador by recess appointment

[JURIST] AP is reporting that a Bush administration official says President Bush on Monday will make a recess appointment to install controversial nominee John Bolton to be US ambassador to the UN without need for Senate confirmation, a day after Senate Democrats said Bolton "lacks credibility" [JURIST report] under the circumstances. AP has more.

10:15 AM ET - In a Roosevelt Room ceremony just concluded at the White House, President Bush has formally announced his recess appointment of Bolton as US ambassador to the UN, saying, "This post is too important to leave vacant any longer, especially during a war and a vital debate about UN reform." Read the full text of the President's remarks [White House transcript]. AP has more.

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