national security adviser http://ripr.org en Providence native Tom Donilon leaving as Obama national security adviser http://ripr.org/post/providence-native-tom-donilon-leaving-obama-national-security-adviser <p>Providence native Tom Donilon, a graduate of LaSalle Academy, is resigning as President Obama’s national security adviser. He is slated to be replaced by Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, White House officials have announced.</p><p>Rice, 48, an outspoken diplomat and Obama political ally, was the president’s first choice for secretary of state. She lost a shot at the job after harsh criticism from Republicans over her account of the deadly attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:46:24 +0000 Scott MacKay 16390 at http://ripr.org