US Security Changes on the Horizon

President could approve security changes within days.

President Bush may be far from the White House this week, but that doesn't mean he isn't working on homeland security issues. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice is due today at Bush's Texas ranch. White House chief of staff Andrew Card has been directed to review dozens of changes that could be made by executive order, without the need for a vote in Congress. A senior administration official says the President may be just days away from adopting some of the Nine-Eleven commission's recommendations. The leaders of the Nine-Eleven commission were on the Sunday talk shows urging Congress to act quickly, warning that terrorists are poised to strike the US again. The commission's report recommends a major overhaul of the nation's intelligence community.