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White House Shakeup

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Republicans have been urging President Bush to shake things up at the White House. Today, he has.

Chief of staff Andy Card has resigned and will be replaced by budget director Josh Bolten.

An administration official says Card came to Bush recently and suggested that he should step down from the job that he has held from the first day of Bush's presidency. Bush decided over the weekend to accept Card's resignation and to name Bolten as his replacement.

The president said last week he was "satisfied with the people" he'd surrounded himself with.

Bolten is widely experienced in Washington, both on Capitol Hill as well as at the White House, where he was deputy chief of staff before becoming director of the Office of Management and Budget.


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