Senate confirms Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to United Nations

Senate confirms Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to United Nations

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 87-10 Thursday to confirm Samantha Power as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Obama, Xi hold summit at California estate

Obama, Xi hold summit at California estate

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., June 7 (UPI) -- President Obama Friday welcomed President Xi Jinping of China to the United States as they began a two-day summit.
Susan Rice replaces Tom Donilon as national security adviser

Susan Rice replaces Tom Donilon as national security adviser

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday national security adviser Tom Donilon is stepping down and will be replaced by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.

NATO chief heads to Washington

BRUSSELS, May 30 (UPI) -- NATO said Thursday that Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen was headed to Washington to discuss Afghanistan with U.S. President Barack Obama.

China calls for cooperation with U.S. on cyberattacks

BEIJING, May 30 (UPI) -- China hopes to conduct a dialogue and cooperate with the United States on the issue of cybersecurity, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang said.

Obama, Xi June meeting set in California

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet next month in California for wide ranging talks, the White House said.

Intel, missiles top U.S.-Russian issues

MOSCOW, May 16 (UPI) -- Missile defense and intelligence sharing are issues the Russian government is considering with the United States, a Russian government aide said.

U.S. energy means clout, adviser says

NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) -- Developments in the U.S. oil and natural gas sectors are strengthening the country's position in the world, national security adviser Tom Donilon said.

Russian officials to discuss Magnitsky list when U.S. official visits

MOSCOW, April 14 (UPI) -- Russian officials upset by U.S. sanctions against 18 Russians accused of rights abuses said they will discuss the issue with the U.S. national security adviser.

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China's change on N. Korea may help U.S.

China's change on N. Korea may help U.S.

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- China is being pressured by the Obama administration to rein in North Korea or face an increased American military presence in the region, officials say.

Top European affairs aide gets WH post

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The Obama administration said Tuesday a top European affairs adviser is moving into a post designed to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
U.S. explains need for Asian 'pivot'

U.S. explains need for Asian 'pivot'

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department needs to shift its focus to the Asia-Pacific theater to address an imbalance in power, a U.S. security adviser said.

North Korea warned again

NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- The United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state, U.S. national security adviser Tom Donilon warned.

U.S. has harsh words for China hacking

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- The White House says China must stop alleged hacking activities against U.S. companies and organizations or risk damaging U.S.-China relations.
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Tom Donilon
National Security Advisor James Jones shakes hands with his deputy Tom Donilon after Jones announced he is resigning in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on October 8, 2010. Jones will be replaced by Donilon. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg

Thomas E. “Tom” Donilon (born May 14, 1955) is the National Security Advisor in the Obama Administration, and has had a career as a U.S. political advisor, government official and lawyer. Previously, he served together with diplomat Wendy Sherman as Agency Review Team Lead for the State Department in the Obama transition, and as Deputy to National Security Advisor James Jones early in the Obama administration. Donilon replaced Jones as National Security Advisor on October 8, 2010.

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Donilon attended La Salle Academy, earned a B.A. at The Catholic University of America in 1977 and a J.D. at the University of Virginia in 1985. He served on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review.

He worked as Executive Vice President for Law and Policy at Fannie Mae, the federally-chartered mortgage finance company, as a registered lobbyist from 1999 through 2005. This line on his resume raised eyebrows when his appointment to the Obama transition team was announced, given that the company had been seized by federal regulators.

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