Bush Expands CIA's Intelligence-Gathering Powers By executive order, President Bush grants more powers to the head of the Central Intelligence Agency, one of the many recommendations of the 9-11 Commission. The president's action is seen as a stop-gap measure until his administration and Congress agree on the role of the proposed National Intelligence Director. Rep. Porter Goss (R-FL), outgoing chair of the House Intelligence Committee, has been nominated to serve as the next CIA director. NPR's Mary-Louise Kelly talks about the significance of these developments.

Bush Expands CIA's Intelligence-Gathering Powers

Bush Expands CIA's Intelligence-Gathering Powers

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By executive order, President Bush grants more powers to the head of the Central Intelligence Agency, one of the many recommendations of the 9-11 Commission. The president's action is seen as a stop-gap measure until his administration and Congress agree on the role of the proposed National Intelligence Director. Rep. Porter Goss (R-FL), outgoing chair of the House Intelligence Committee, has been nominated to serve as the next CIA director. NPR's Mary-Louise Kelly talks about the significance of these developments.

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