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

Robbie Gramer | Posted 12.11.2014 | 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.

In Bangkok: Fitting Right In

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Bangkok, listen. Bangkok, no. I say, no. I do not want a suit that's specially made. I rarely tie a tie. My wife may gawk at fitted Chinese dresses, she may touch their magically thick twill. She will not buy.

Ban the Bundlers!

Charles Kolb | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Charles Kolb

An ambassador is neither a social secretary nor a socialite. It is, quite frankly, embarrassing that so many of our key diplomatic positions are now considered commodities for sale to the highest bidder or bundler.

Obama Taps Campaign Supporters For Ambassadorships

AP | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating two supporters who raised hefty sums for his re-election campaign to be U.S. ambassadors. ...

Confirm Ambassador Aponte Now

Rep. Nydia Velázquez | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics
Rep. Nydia Velázquez

The American people deserve effective representation with our neighbors. Making Latin America more stable will mean great benefit for our nation.

Dawn Johnsen Nomination Sent Back To White House For 'Reconsideration'

The Washington Post | Ed O'Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If passing health-care reform was the Senate's Christmas present to President Obama, then the confirmation of more than 30 of his nominees might as we...

US Ambassadors Getting Slotted By Obama Team

The Cable | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the recent Gen. Anthony Zinni case demonstrates, behind the scenes and mostly under the radar, the Obama administration is busy slotting U.S. ambas...