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Senate confirms Samantha Power as UN ambassador

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate voted to confirm Samantha Power as President Barack Obama’s next ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday. As voting continued, more than 70 of the 100 senators had voted in favor of Power, a former White House national security staffer who won a Pulitzer Prize…

Obama picks Pulitzer-winning writer Samantha Power for UN post: report

President Barack Obama will name Pulitzer-winning human rights author Samantha Power to represent the U.S. at the United Nations, according to sources that spoke to The Associated Press. Her appointment comes as Obama is expected to shift Susan Rice, America’s current U.N. ambassador, to lead the National Security Agency, which…