There have been rampant reports that Johanns wants to run for the Senate seat that is being vacated at the end of next year by Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Republican. Johanns' spokeswoman, Terri Teuber, would say only that the secretary had an announcement planned about his future.
The president's announcement was scheduled for 1330GMT. He also planned a news conference at 1445GMT
A Johanns entry into the Senate sweepstakes would be welcomed by Republicans who lost control of the chamber to the Democrats in the 2006 elections and who also are seeing some key incumbents like Hagel and Sen. John Warner opt against running for re-election.
Bush earlier this week proposed filling one Cabinet vacancy - the position of attorney general - with retired federal judge Michael Mukasey, who was nominated to succeed Alberto Gonzales.
Brenton Tarrant, the shooter from New Zealand's Christchurch, was not a lone wolf. The West has missed out an important point - the formation of organised Christian extremism
Those who convientenly blame Muslims and Islam for "extremism" and "terrorism" should rethink and read the living history for truth, honesty and justice
The Moroccan occupation remains the last case of decolonization in Africa. The Moroccan military invaded in 1975 despite a clear ruling issued by the ICJ.