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Tom Donilon: The Last Best Hope to Help Obama Make Vital Strategic Leaps

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

After the announcement that Tom Donilon would succeed General Jim Jones as President Obama's National Security Adviser, Donilon went from being the busiest man in the White House to the even-busier busiest man. This is good, and bad, news.

Core Chicago Team Sinking Obama Presidency

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Serious critiques of the internal game around Obama have to be read -- because Obama is not winning. He is failing, and people need to consider why.

Colin Powell for Middle East Envoy -- Dennis Ross for US Ambassador to Israel?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Colin Powell could be the person asked to do the broad negotiating and arm twisting to achieve the Obama administration's foreign policy objectives with Iran and in Arab-Israel peace negotiations.