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Long-Serving Bush Chief of Staff Resigns

White House Chief of Staff Andy Card resigns and will be replaced by Budget Director Joshua Bolten. The move comes amid growing calls for a White House shakeup. Bolten, an administration insider, may not represent the change Republican observers sought.

Card's resignation comes at a time when the president has come under political pressure over a number of issues, including its handling of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath and a deal that would have given control of some U.S. ports to a Dubai-owned companyl.

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David Greene is an award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author. He is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, the most listened-to radio news program in the United States, and also of NPR's popular morning news podcast, Up First.
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