New Additions to AllGov

Date: Monday, January 4, 2010 12:29 AM
Category: Allgov Blogs

AllGov has added profiles of several Obama appointees, including ten ambassadors. Colombia has also been added to the Nations section.

 
Agency Heads
David Kappos-U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Aaron Williams-Peace Corps
Daniel Yohannes-Millennium Challenge Corporation
Bob Abbey-Bureau of Land Management
David Matsuda-Maritime Administration
Daniel Elliott-Surface Transportation Board
Chuck Hagel-President’s Intelligence Board
David Boren-President’s Intelligence Board
Cynthia Quarterman-Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Brenda Dann-Messier-Office of Vocational and Adult Education
Adam Namm-Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
Anne Ferro-Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Patrick Fitzgerald-Defense Contract Audit Agency
Alexa Posny- Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Warren “Pete” Miller-Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
Luis C de Baca-Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
 
Ambassadors
David Thorne-Italy and San Marino
David Huebner-New Zealand and Samoa
Cynthia Stroum-Luxembourg
Charles Ray-Zimbabwe
Bruce Oreck-Finland
Beatrice Wilkinson Welters-Trinidad and Tobago
Gordon Gray-Tunisia
Martha Campbell-Marshall Islands
 
Nation

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Trump to Take Office with Enormous Power to Shape Future U.S. Policy on Voting

“The last time we had a national government that was as hostile to the protection of minority voting rights as we may have with this president was probably near the end of the first Reconstruction” after the Civil War, said prof Karlan. Several potentially decisive rulings on voting appear bound for a Supreme Court whose balance is in Trump’s hands. Voting issues will fall to a Justice Dept whose likely attorney general, Jeff Sessions, is viewed with deep suspicion by civil rights advocates.   read more

Online Hate Sites Surge during Month since Election

Some who track racists in America say Trump’s effect has been unmistakable. A range of white supremacist and so-called Alt-Right websites have seen surges in traffic across the last year. And many sites, among them Red Ice, which has advanced the idea that “the United States of America was built by white people for white people” and American Renaissance, which derides African Americans and Latinos as low-IQ losers, have seen their traffic more than double over the past year.   read more

Canadian Journalist’s Detention at U.S. Border Raises Press Freedom Alarms

He endured aggressive interrogations at border crossings in some of the world’s most authoritarian nations. But a recent confrontation at the U.S. border left him shaken. U.S. agents confiscated his phones and retained their SIM cards that held his confidential data. Privacy advocates said it illustrated a loophole that’s especially problematic for journalists: Without a warrant, U.S. border agents can legally search digital devices that they wouldn’t be able to touch anywhere else.   read more

Hillary May Have Lost Election, But She Beats Trump as Primary Target of GOP Oversight Chairman’s Ongoing Investigations

Democrats called for investigations into President-elect Trump's controversial financial ties with foreign businesses and governments. But Rep. Chaffetz, who promised before the election to investigate Hillary Clinton for years, says no rush on Trump. Instead he is pledging to continue investigating Clinton. Said Rep. Cummings: "For Republicans, there was no allegation too small to investigate with respect to Secretary Clinton, but now there is no scandal too big to ignore for Donald Trump."   read more

Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Dina Kawar?

Kawar went to work in the Amman office of Jordanian Prince Hassan as a researcher and in press relations. In 1991, she took over as director of Hassan’s Paris office, remaining until 2000 when she assumed the directorship of King Abdullah’s office there. The following year, Kawar was named Jordan’s ambassador to France. She added the Holy See and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to her portfolio in 2002 and Portugal in 2005.   read more
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