Tom Donilon resigns as national security adviser
(NEWSER) – National Security Adviser Tom Donilon will announce his resignation today, multiple outlets are reporting, and President Obama isn't exactly choosing a politically safe successor. Instead he'll tap Susan Rice, the US ambassador to the UN who's become a lightning rod thanks to the Benghazi controversy. The job doesn't require Senate confirmation, according to the AP, whereas filibuster threats drove Rice to withdraw her name from consideration to replace Hillary Clinton. Former National Security Council aide Samantha Power is expected to be nominated to replace Rice.
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