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June 5, 2013 | By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - Praising “their integrity and their heart,” President Obama on Wednesday announced a shuffling of his top national security aides, including the departure of National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, the elevation of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to Donilon's position and the nomination of longtime advisor Samantha Power to lead the U.S. mission to the UN. During their years of service in his White House, Obama said, the...
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WORLD
March 15, 2014 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - Russia stood alone Saturday in vetoing a United Nations Security Council resolution declaring illegal a Russian-sponsored referendum on whether Crimea should secede from Ukraine. In an illustration of Russia's isolation on the issue, 13 council members voted for the U.S.-sponsored resolution at the session in New York. China, which almost always allies itself with Russia on council votes, abstained. It has been clear for days that the resolution would be vetoed. But U.S. officials and allies pushed ahead with it to put Moscow in a difficult spot in hopes of convincing it not to annex Crimea following the Sunday referendum.
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NATIONAL
August 1, 2013 | By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Samantha Power, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and foreign policy advisor to President Obama, won confirmation Thursday as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations with a vote that completes the administration's foreign policy team for the second term. The outspoken former journalist and human rights advocate was confirmed by a vote of 87 to 10, far more support than critics had predicted after her high-profile career as an author and activist. "As a longtime champion of human rights and dignity, she will be a fierce advocate for universal rights, fundamental freedoms and U.S. national interests," Obama said in a statement.
NATIONAL
August 3, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - Samantha Power came back from the war in Bosnia revolted by the atrocities she witnessed and convinced that world powers must intervene to stop them. Nearly two decades later, Power will shoulder that responsibility herself as President Obama's ambassador to the United Nations. Power, 42, a journalist and activist before Obama drew her into government eight years ago, said she would try to "do what America does best: stand up against repressive regimes and promote human rights.
WORLD
March 30, 2011 | By Peter Nicholas, Los Angeles Times
After years as an outsider who watched in frustration as the U.S. failed to stop foreign atrocities, Samantha Power now is an influential White House insider in a position to try to help prevent mass killings and limit the influence of rogue leaders. Power is part of a small circle of presidential advisors shaping the U.S. approach to multiple crises rippling through the Middle East and North Africa. An outspoken author and academic before joining the Obama administration, she pressed in recent weeks for military intervention in Libya in the face of misgivings voiced by her superiors on the president's National Security Council.
NATIONAL
June 5, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - In filling two key positions on his national security team, President Obama on Wednesday elevated longtime loyal advisors known for advocating U.S. intervention for humanitarian missions overseas - in some cases more aggressively than the president has embraced. Two years ago, Susan Rice and Samantha Power helped persuade Obama to take military action in Libya, where Moammar Kadafi was seeking to crush a rebellion that ultimately overthrew him. But White House officials said Obama was not signaling an intent to move toward intervention in Syria when he announced that Rice would be his next national security advisor and Power would take her place as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
NEWS
May 7, 2010
Buick resurgence: An article in Business on Thursday about General Motors Co.'s Buick brand said the price for the upcoming Regal turbocharged model had not been set, based on information from a GM spokeswoman. The company said later that the price had been set and would start at $29,495. Sergio: A review of HBO's "Sergio" in Thursday's Calendar said that author Samantha Power won a Pulitzer Prize for her book about the Brazilian diplomat on which the program was based. In fact, Power won the award for "A Problem From Hell."
WORLD
March 15, 2014 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - Russia stood alone Saturday in vetoing a United Nations Security Council resolution declaring illegal a Russian-sponsored referendum on whether Crimea should secede from Ukraine. In an illustration of Russia's isolation on the issue, 13 council members voted for the U.S.-sponsored resolution at the session in New York. China, which almost always allies itself with Russia on council votes, abstained. It has been clear for days that the resolution would be vetoed. But U.S. officials and allies pushed ahead with it to put Moscow in a difficult spot in hopes of convincing it not to annex Crimea following the Sunday referendum.
WORLD
February 10, 2011 | By Peter Nicholas and Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times
The Obama administration's shifting response to the crisis in Egypt reflects a sharp debate over how and when Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should leave office, a policy decision that could have long-term implications for America's image in the Middle East. After sending mixed signals, the administration has appeared to settle on supporting a measured transition for easing Mubarak out of power. That strategy, which remains the subject of vigorous debate inside the administration, calls for a Mubarak crony, Vice President Omar Suleiman, to lead the reform process.
NATIONAL
August 3, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - Samantha Power came back from the war in Bosnia revolted by the atrocities she witnessed and convinced that world powers must intervene to stop them. Nearly two decades later, Power will shoulder that responsibility herself as President Obama's ambassador to the United Nations. Power, 42, a journalist and activist before Obama drew her into government eight years ago, said she would try to "do what America does best: stand up against repressive regimes and promote human rights.
NATIONAL
August 1, 2013 | By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Samantha Power, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and foreign policy advisor to President Obama, won confirmation Thursday as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations with a vote that completes the administration's foreign policy team for the second term. The outspoken former journalist and human rights advocate was confirmed by a vote of 87 to 10, far more support than critics had predicted after her high-profile career as an author and activist. "As a longtime champion of human rights and dignity, she will be a fierce advocate for universal rights, fundamental freedoms and U.S. national interests," Obama said in a statement.
OPINION
June 7, 2013 | By Jacob Heilbrunn
With his decision to elevate Susan Rice to become his national security advisor and the nomination of Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, President Obama is not simply rewarding the loyalty of two women who have backed him from the start. Nor is he merely increasing the diversity of his foreign policy team. Rather, their promotions hints at a new source of fireworks in a growing foreign policy battle in the Obama administration. Liberal hawks and doves in the White House and the Democratic Party are struggling for hearts and minds over whether it makes sense to intervene in Syria and to attack Iran.
NEWS
June 5, 2013 | By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - Praising “their integrity and their heart,” President Obama on Wednesday announced a shuffling of his top national security aides, including the departure of National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, the elevation of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to Donilon's position and the nomination of longtime advisor Samantha Power to lead the U.S. mission to the UN. During their years of service in his White House, Obama said, the...
NATIONAL
June 5, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - In filling two key positions on his national security team, President Obama on Wednesday elevated longtime loyal advisors known for advocating U.S. intervention for humanitarian missions overseas - in some cases more aggressively than the president has embraced. Two years ago, Susan Rice and Samantha Power helped persuade Obama to take military action in Libya, where Moammar Kadafi was seeking to crush a rebellion that ultimately overthrew him. But White House officials said Obama was not signaling an intent to move toward intervention in Syria when he announced that Rice would be his next national security advisor and Power would take her place as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
WORLD
March 30, 2011 | By Peter Nicholas, Los Angeles Times
After years as an outsider who watched in frustration as the U.S. failed to stop foreign atrocities, Samantha Power now is an influential White House insider in a position to try to help prevent mass killings and limit the influence of rogue leaders. Power is part of a small circle of presidential advisors shaping the U.S. approach to multiple crises rippling through the Middle East and North Africa. An outspoken author and academic before joining the Obama administration, she pressed in recent weeks for military intervention in Libya in the face of misgivings voiced by her superiors on the president's National Security Council.
WORLD
February 10, 2011 | By Peter Nicholas and Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times
The Obama administration's shifting response to the crisis in Egypt reflects a sharp debate over how and when Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should leave office, a policy decision that could have long-term implications for America's image in the Middle East. After sending mixed signals, the administration has appeared to settle on supporting a measured transition for easing Mubarak out of power. That strategy, which remains the subject of vigorous debate inside the administration, calls for a Mubarak crony, Vice President Omar Suleiman, to lead the reform process.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2008 | Tim Rutten, Times Staff Writer
Samantha Power wears a lot of hats these days -- journalist, human rights activist, professor of "global leadership" at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, author and policy advisor. The latter role is of particular interest, since she spent 2005 and 2006 working in Sen. Barack Obama's office and still advises the Democratic presidential candidate on foreign policy issues. If there's an Obama administration, she's widely believed to be in line for a significant job.
OPINION
June 7, 2013 | By Jacob Heilbrunn
With his decision to elevate Susan Rice to become his national security advisor and the nomination of Samantha Power as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, President Obama is not simply rewarding the loyalty of two women who have backed him from the start. Nor is he merely increasing the diversity of his foreign policy team. Rather, their promotions hints at a new source of fireworks in a growing foreign policy battle in the Obama administration. Liberal hawks and doves in the White House and the Democratic Party are struggling for hearts and minds over whether it makes sense to intervene in Syria and to attack Iran.
NEWS
May 7, 2010
Buick resurgence: An article in Business on Thursday about General Motors Co.'s Buick brand said the price for the upcoming Regal turbocharged model had not been set, based on information from a GM spokeswoman. The company said later that the price had been set and would start at $29,495. Sergio: A review of HBO's "Sergio" in Thursday's Calendar said that author Samantha Power won a Pulitzer Prize for her book about the Brazilian diplomat on which the program was based. In fact, Power won the award for "A Problem From Hell."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2008 | Tim Rutten, Times Staff Writer
Samantha Power wears a lot of hats these days -- journalist, human rights activist, professor of "global leadership" at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, author and policy advisor. The latter role is of particular interest, since she spent 2005 and 2006 working in Sen. Barack Obama's office and still advises the Democratic presidential candidate on foreign policy issues. If there's an Obama administration, she's widely believed to be in line for a significant job.
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