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Obama Ambassadorships

A New Danger to U.S. Interests in Europe: Political Appointees

Robbie Gramer | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Robbie Gramer

Hungary used to embody the promise of the West. Now, the United States and its European allies need to ensure Hungary doesn't embody a failure of the West.

Obama Nominee For Ambassador To Argentina Has Never Actually Been There

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

Political consultant Noah Bryson Mamet, whom President Barack Obama has nominated to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Argentina, admitted that he has n...

Obama Paying Back Hollywood Donors With Ambassador Jobs?

Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment

Four big-time Hollywood donors are on Barack Obama's shortlist for ambassadorships, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A number of other entertai...

Should The United States Promote Religious Freedom?

Thomas David DuBois | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion
Thomas David DuBois

Even with the best intentions, a ham-handed promotion of religious freedom runs the risk of being seen as naively hypocritical at best, and a cover for ulterior motives at worst.

Obama Names Fay Hartog-Levin Ambassador To Holland, Third Chicagoan Picked For Ambassadorship

Chicago Tribune | John McCormick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Barack Obama has picked his third Chicagoan for an ambassadorship, naming a consultant from a politically connected public affairs and media...

The Pinnacle for Lou Susman: A Mansion in Regent's Park, London

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

One thing has to be said for Lou Susman that cannot be said for all money men turned ambassadors: at least he speaks the language.

A Political Masterstroke

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Over the weekend, President Obama named Utah Governor Jon Huntsman as the next Ambassador to China, in a masterstroke of political strategy.

Louis Susman: Obama's UK Ambassador Pick Another Chicago Ally

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A little bit of Chicago is about to descend on the Court of St James's. Barack Obama, in spite of promising to end cronyism in Washington, is about to...

Streamline, Don't Swell, Our Foreign Affairs Machine

Amb. Peter Bridges | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Peter Bridges

Among the problems Obama faces is our need for more efficient human organization -- a problem that all recent presidents have ignored.

Shock: Obama Will Appoint Qualified Officials, Not Big Donors, To Key Ambassadorships

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You'd think everyone on the Obama team would be celebrating today. But you'd be wrong. There is major agita among some key elements of President-elec...