Bolton's Nomination Comes to a Close
August 1, 2005 President Bush installs John Bolton as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, making a recess appointment to circumvent the Senate, where Democrats blocked approval of the nominee. Bolton will be able to serve until a new Congress forms in 2007.
June 21, 2005 After meeting with President Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says he is planning to push for a vote on John Bolton. NPR White House Correspondent David Greene explains the dispute over the nomination of John Bolton as U.N. ambassador.
June 3, 2005 The Senate considers the controversial nomination of John Bolton to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Read what supporters and detractors have said about the nominee.
May 6, 2005 The Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes next week on John Bolton's nomination to be U.N. ambassador, even as staffers continue to explore charges of Bolton's abusive behavior and misuse of intelligence. Bolton's supporters in the White House and elsewhere are working to win over key senators and the public.