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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

WSJ Profiles Obama's Irish-American Advisors


The Wall Street Journal published an interesting story by Steven Sestanovich entitled "Barack O'Bama and his Irish-American Advisers" in the May 6, 2015 issue.

Among those listed:

"Tom Donilon as national security adviser, John Brennan at the Central intelligence Agency, Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, Gen. Martin Dempsey as Joint Chiefs chairman (followed by Joe Dunford) and Denis McDonough as White House chief of staff. Plus, don’t forget Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry—an honorary Irish-American because of his last name, Catholic upbringing, and his Massachusetts political base as a senator."

He also added Samantha Power, US Ambassador to the United Nations, who was born in Ireland.

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