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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:51 AM

Biden Picks Samantha Power to Lead Foreign Aid Agency

https://politicalwire.com/2021/01/13/biden-picks-samantha-power-to-lead-foreign-aid-agency/

Biden Picks Samantha Power to Lead Foreign Aid Agency
January 13, 2021 at 6:23 am EST By Taegan Goddard


“Signaling a dramatic new direction for U.S. foreign assistance, President-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce Wednesday that he will nominate former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power to head the U.S. Agency for International Development,” NBC News reports.

“Biden is also expected to enhance Power’s role by elevating the position to membership on the National Security Council.”

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:54 AM

1. Great pick. She's an amazing woman.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:06 AM

2. great news. both the woman and the nsc elevation.

i've said for a long time that foreign aid in the form of food, medicine and wells would bring a lot more peace than guns and bombs and tanks.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:56 AM

6. "foreign aid in the form of food, medicine and wells would bring a lot more peace "

As long as it gets into the right hands to get it to the people. Too many middle men take their share..
Power is a GREAT choice. Smart with a ton of experience. Saw a bio on her on Irish TV a few years ago.
Great lady with intelligence and a history of getting things done.. Good Job Joe!!
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:41 PM

7. i forgot she was irish. no wonder i love her.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:55 PM

8. During the troubles, she came from a fighting family. Confrontation is nothing new to her..

Harvard Law, war corespondent, NSC, UN Ambassador, She will do fine in her new job. I'm glad she can contribute...
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:08 PM

9. damn.

ya know, i only recently learned that the ira is over 100 yrs old.
aint no fight like an irishman's fight.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:29 PM

10. "Samantha Power's grand-daddy, John Duffy, was also a double-agent for Irish revolutionary

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 01:35 PM

11. i love irish history. been immersed in it, while waiting for the plague to be over.

had planned to go this winter. tracing my tree, learning the drinking songs, and the history behind them while i wait it out.
turns out my ggreat grandfather was the brother of michael dwyer, the chief of wicklow.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:06 AM

3. Brilliant choice of person plus brilliant elevation of position to NSC. n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:24 AM

4. Outstanding!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:31 AM

5. Love her

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