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DONNA DE LA CRUZ, Associated Press Writer
"The White House renewed its search for a homeland security chief Saturday as the candidate President Bush (news - web sites) thought ideal apologized for an immigration problem involving a family housekeeper that forced him to withdraw."
From Ed Henry and John King
CNN Washington Bureau
Thursday, November 18, 2004 Posted: 11:39 AM EST (1639 GMT)
Nelson, 63, a former two-term governor, faces a potentially tough re-election race in 2006, running as a Democrat in a state that Bush carried by 33 points. However, the Nebraska moderate has been willing to cross the aisle to support Bush's agenda, including his tax cuts and the war in Iraq.
From Ed Henry and John King
CNN Washington Bureau
Thursday, November 18, 2004 Posted: 11:39 AM EST (1639 GMT
Currently, the only Democrat in Bush's Cabinet is Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta.

Thursday, November 18th, 2004
2. Nelson is a moderate Democrat with whom the President will work well.

3. Nelson is a former Governor and would be an excellent administrator.
Johanns, 54, would succeed Ann M. Veneman, who recently announced her resignation despite saying earlier that she wanted to stay.
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire;

November 17, 2004
Update: The AP changed their story by deleting references to Thompson. However, the URL for the story at the USA Today site still includes the Thompson reference.
LexisNexis: Cabinet Resignations Not as Prolific as Past Presidents
Monday November 15, 2:52 pm ET
The last Democrat to head the White House is Bill Clinton. Before he finished his second term in office, he had 10 of his original cabinet members resign and several of their replacements also resign. Clinton had four commerce secretaries and three secretaries of treasury, defense, and energy. Only his attorney general and secretaries of the interior, education, and health and human services endured all eight years of Clinton's presidency.

Monday, November 15, 2004 Posted: 10:26 PM EST (0326 GMT)
Asked whether he will be able to wield power as a short-timer, the former general said, "I think that I will be able to be quite effective for the remainder of my term."

He said he did not know what he would do after leaving the department.;

Monday, November 15, 2004 Posted: 10:26 PM EST (0326 GMT)
Several officials said the White House bore no ill will toward Powell, but simply desired to move smoothly through the Cabinet transitions. One said that, had Powell stayed longer, it would have "a ripple effect" on other planned changes.
Seventh, to secure Iraq's oil fields and resources, which belong to the Iraqi people. Finally, to help the Iraqi people create conditions for a transition to a representative self-government.

Friday, March 21, 2003
Reportedly, the military leadership preferred "Desert Freedom" because it continued the "desert" theme begun with 1991's "Operation Desert Shield," the six-month buildup to the Persian Gulf War, and "Operation Desert Storm," the air and ground assault that followed.

But the civilian leadership, which has final dibs, opted for "Iraqi Freedom" because it was more explicit.
Operation Iraqi Freedom
The list was last updated at 8:00 PM EST Friday, December 3, 2004
Source: DefenseLINK
American soldiers listed: 1202
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