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The Doctor Is In. The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks has announced the appointment of Philip Zelikow as executive director.

The 10-member bipartisan panel was created by Congress to investigate the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Zelikow, a professor of history, currently heads the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs.

The National Security Council’s former director for European affairs has also served as the executive director of the National Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford.

Zelikow, a one-time trial and civil rights attorney, has co-authored or edited publications with Bush advisers Robert Zoellick and Condoleezza Rice.

Leaving Laura. Alexia Poe, deputy press secretary to first lady Laura Bush, will soon join the office of Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) as press secretary.

The 29-year-old one-time morning TV anchor and reporter has also served as press secretary to Volunteer State Gov. Don Sundquist (R).

— Bree Hocking

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