Obama assures Chinese FM

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama says he is committed to building a comprehensive and cooperative bilateral relationship with China, the White House said.
Obama taps McDonough as deputy NSA

Obama taps McDonough as deputy NSA

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday said he intends to appoint Denis McDonough as deputy national security adviser.
Report: Insider likely to replace Emanuel

Report: Insider likely to replace Emanuel

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is leaning toward selecting an insider as a replacement for Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, White House sources told Politico.

Obama meets with former policy chiefs

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Former Democratic and Republican leaders on national security issues huddled with U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday to discuss nuclear non-proliferation.

White House aides left well-paid jobs

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- Many White House staffers left behind private jobs with big salaries to join the U.S. administration while new Cabinet members largely did not, documents show.
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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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