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Smart diplomacy update: Obama nominates unqualified amateurs to key diplomatic posts

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Making ambassadors out of campaign donors is a corrupt practice that has become so common in the U.S. system it's generally accepted by both parties as just another part of electoral politics. But President Obama's latest choices have stretched the limits of tolerance for the practice. Tracking of ambassadorial nominees by the American Foreign Service Association reveals that a majority -- 53.2...

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