point person

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she's become known as the point person for the state department's Middle East policy

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In addition, a single primary contract manager should be the point person for all additional subcontractors, the report states. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Mapping what it would take for a renaissance for nuclear energy," 7 Sep. 2018 Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Mueller probe, which has left Mr. Rosenstein as the point person on many of the department’s most pressing issues. Sadie Gurman, WSJ, "Trump Says He Has No Plans to Fire Rosenstein," 8 Oct. 2018 Gordon was assigned as the point person for an advisory group on foreign policy and national security for the Trump campaign in March 2016 and left the campaign in August 2016. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina chatted with former Trump campaign aide ahead of the 2016 election," 4 Aug. 2018 Pryor’s nomination, and generally working on the nomination, making clear that Kavanaugh was not the primary point person on this particular judicial nominee. Tara Golshan, Vox, "The Judge Pryor controversy around Brett Kavanaugh, explained," 6 Sep. 2018 Original Seahawk employee Sandy Gregory has retired after 42 years with the franchise, many of them as the point person for Seahawks appearances. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "Puffins are a dwindling treasure in Cannon Beach, plus Costco fans try to #SaveThePolishDog | Thursday Morning Brief, July 12," 12 July 2018 Cobb has served as a key point person for Mueller's requests and worked closely with Trump's personal lawyers. Ken Thomas, chicagotribune.com, "Trump says he would 'love to' talk to Mueller in Russia probe, but wants fairness," 4 May 2018 The two baked a loaf of banana bread and served it to Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, the Vatican’s point person at the presentation. Larissa Zimberoff, New York Times, "From Brewery to Bakery: A Flour That Fights Waste," 25 June 2018 Instead of a single point person with a clear set of demands, the White House is sending six trade and economic officials with differing ideas on how to approach China and who are deeply divided over the desirability of a trade war. Ana Swanson And Jim Tankersley, New York Times, "Trump Trade Officials Will Present a Hard Line in China, but Internally They Are Divided," 2 May 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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