Bypassing Congress, Bush Names Bolton U.N. Envoy

John Bolton (L) adjusts his glasses as President George W. Bush announces his appointment.

John Bolton adjusts his glasses as President George W. Bush announces his appointment as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington August 1, 2005. Reuters hide caption

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President Bush names John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a congressional recess appointment that underlines the president's frustration with the reluctance of lawmakers to confirm the nominee. Bolton can now serve 17 months, until the end of the current Congress. Democrats say the move sends Bolton off on the wrong foot.

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