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Cabinet / Resignations / Powell #771321

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 15, 2004
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The resignations of 4 of President Bush’s cabinet members, Secretary of State Colin Powell, who is expected to be replaced by National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, Education Secretary Rod Paige, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham & Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, reported.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Powell’s tenure at the State Department featured; details given of decisions where Powell was overruled and of Bush’s support for the ideas of author Natan Sharansky† on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. [POWELL – mentions an agreement with Bush that it would be appropriate to leave at this time; comments on Middle East peace policies.] [Senator Chuck HAGEL†- comments on the divide between Powell and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.]

(Studio: Brian Williams; White House: David Gregory) The cabinet shakeup discussed; details given of likely replacements for Rice’s vacated position, including Deputy National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley† or Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz†, and of other possible resignations, including Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge & Rumsfeld.

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Gregory, David

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