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DeWine-Intelligence

Chief DeWine says he's now open to new intelligence chief

After reading much of the 911 commission report released last week, Ohio Senator Mike DeWine says he's more receptive to creating a position of national intelligence chief. The intelligence chief would have authority over the Central Intelligence Agency and 14 other intelligence agencies scattered throughout the government. DeWine -- a member of the Senate intelligence committee -- earlier expressed doubts about that idea. But he says he's now open to the commission's proposal to have a national intelligence chief advise the president and supervise the budgets of all US intelligence. DeWine says the key is the intelligence chief having control over the budgets.

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