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Senate confirms Chertoff to head Homeland Security

Despite brief delay in scheduling of vote, nomineee is approved unanimously, 98-0.

Energy secretary defends request for nuclear 'bunker buster' study

Samuel Bodman says plan is "merely a matter of trying to respond to what we perceive to be the wishes of this Congress."

House GOP may balk at some provisions in supplemental

Foreign aid items in war supplemental could draw ire from legislators.

Rumsfeld defends supplemental, proposed program cuts

Lawmaker questions use of supplemental to fund recurring expenses of Iraq war.

New homeland security secretary praises department's employees

Michael Chertoff says he wants to hear from them about how to make the department better.

President sends supplemental request to Congress

Request includes funding to restructure and increase the number of Army combat brigades and for humanitarian assistance in Sudan.

Oversight of homeland security issues called weak

Structural reforms on Capitol Hill fall short, experts say.

TSA chief says aviation attacks still pose greatest risk

Although 9/11 panel found maritime or surface transportation have greater risk of attack, aviation continues to draw most dollars.