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Senate approves Goss as new CIA head

[JURIST] The US Senate has approved President Bush's nomination of Representative Porter Goss as the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Senate confirmation, by a 77-17 vote, came after six hours of debate where Democrats questioned whether Goss would be politically objective in a job that requires independence.

Goss is a former CIA and Army intelligence officer and currently chairs the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Read a transcript of President Bush's remarks nominating Goss. AP has more.

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