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White House press secretary Tony Snow yesterday said he will leave the Bush administration before the end of the president's term, joining a long — and growing — list of top officials streaming out of the White House.
WASHINGTON (AP) Karl Rove, President Bush's close friend and chief political strategist, plans to leave the White House at the end of August, joining a lengthening line of senior officials heading for the exits in the final 1 1/2 years of the administration.
A House panel cleared the way yesterday for contempt proceedings against former White House counsel Harriet Miers after she obeyed President Bush and skipped a hearing on the firings of federal prosecutors.
The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman and the panel's ranking Republican member yesterday discussed holding a personal meeting with President Bush over the firings of U.S. attorneys.
Congressional Democrats yesterday issued subpoenas for testimony from two former senior White House officials, leading to a likely executive privilege showdown with the Bush administration over the firing of eight federal prosecutors last year.