John R. Bolton: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
John R. Bolton was appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations by President George W. Bush on August 1, 2005, because the U.S. Senate had failed to confirm his nominee. Bush nominated Bolton on March 7, 2005, to replace John C. Danforth, who resigned November 22, 2004.
- "Mr. Bush took advantage of his power to fill vacancies without senate approval while Congress is in recess. Under the constitution, Mr. Bolton's recess appointment during the senators' August break will last until the next session of Congress, which begins in January 2007." 
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- John R. Bolton: External Links: Nomination to UN
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- Mark Sherman, "State Dept. Now Says Bolton Interviewed," Associated Press, July 29, 2005. Bolton "neglected to tell Congress he been interviewed in a government investigation into faulty prewar intelligence that Iraq was seeking nuclear materials in Africa, the State Department said." See Treasongate: Beyond Karl Rove.
- Peter Baker, "Bolton Is Likely to Receive Recess Appointment to U.N. Post. Bush's Expected Move May Affect Democrats' Tilt on Supreme Court Nominee," Washington Post, July 30, 2005.
- Steve Holland, "Bush installs Bolton as U.N. ambassador," Reuters, August 1, 2005.
- Steven R. Weismen, "Bolton Not Truthful, 36 Senators Charge in Opposing Appointment," New York Times, July 30, 2005.
- "Bush Appoints Bolton, Bypassing Senate," Yahoo! News, August 1, 2005.
- "Bush uses loophole to send Bolton to UN," CBC News (Canada), August 1, 2005.
- Text of Remarks at Bolton's Appointment, Associated Press, August 1, 2005.
- Daniela Dean, "Bush Sidesteps Senate, Installs Bolton as U.N. Envoy. Kofi Annan Says He Looks Forward to Working With Bolton," Washington Post, August 1, 2005.
- Elisabeth Bumiller and Sheryl Gay Stolberg, "Bush Appoints Bolton as U.N. Envoy, Bypassing Senate," New York Times, August 1, 2005.
- "Bolton appointed US envoy to UN," BBC, August 1, 2005: "US President George W Bush has formally appointed John Bolton as US ambassador to the United Nations, without waiting for approval from the Senate. ... Mr Bush said Democrats had forced him to bypass Congress by using 'shameful delaying tactics' to prevent a vote."
- Carol Giacomo, "Controversy persists as Bolton heads for U.N.," Reuters, August 1, 2005.
- John Nichols, "The Bolton Embarrassment," The Nation, August 1, 2005.
- James Sturcke, "Bush bypasses Senate to install neo-con at UN," Guardian/UK, August 1, 2005.
- "The Bolton Scream-Revisited," posted on Crooks and Liars, August 1, 2005. Links to QT and WMP video versions of the 1994 panel discussion sponsored by the World Federalist Association at which Bolton stated "There is no such thing as the United Nations". He added that "if the U.N. secretary building in New York lost 10 stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference." 
- Terence Hunt, "Bush Appoints Bolton, Bypassing Senate," Associated Press (Washington Post), August 2, 2005.
- Edith M. Lederer, "Bolton's Challenge: Pushing Bush Agenda," Associated Press, August 2, 2005.