In the Loop: ambassador

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Three Janes for Paris?

Three top candidates -- all Janes -- in running for ambassador to France.

By Al Kamen  |  11:12 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ambassador. Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop, Jane Harman, Jane Hartley, Jane Watson Stetson, Marc Lasry, Paris

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Embassies for mega-donors: A venerable tradition

Obama’s naming of wealthy contributors is in keeping with a long-standing tradition.

By Al Kamen  |  11:39 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obama, Bruce Heyman, Ruth Farkas, Nixon, Kalmbach, Canada, ambassador, mega-donor, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 12/20/2012

An ambassador’s holiday card like no other

IN THE LOOP | Ambassador to Finland Bruce Oreck flexes some muscle.

By Al Kamen  |  12:36 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bruce Oreck, Oreck Christmas card, ambassador, Finland, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Rice nomination and White House musical chairs

IN THE LOOP| A Susan Rice move to the State Department could spark other moves at the White House

By Al Kamen  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Susan Rice, nominations, secretary of state, U.N. ambassador, Tom Donilon, Denis McDonough, Jack Lew, Rwanda, Samantha Power, Valerie Jarrett, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Andrew W. K. as ambassador to Bahrain? Not likely

IN THE LOOP | State Department says it concluded “Party Til You Puke” just wouldn’t do.

By Al Kamen  |  06:22 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bahrain, Andrew W.K, State Department, Victoria Nuland, Party Til You Puke, cultural ambassador, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 10/15/2012

State Department spokeswoman: paid to be dumb?

A jocular defense to media attacks on the administration’s shifting takes on the killings in Benghazi.

By Al Kamen  |  03:10 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  State Department, Libya, Christopher Stevens, ambassador, killing, Obama, Victoria Nuland, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 06/30/2012

White House ambassador nominee withdrawn after drunken-driving arrest

Washington lawyer and major Obama campaign contributor Timothy Broas was charged after a Senate committee approved his nomination.

By Al Kamen  |  01:43 PM ET, 06/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Timothy Broas, Netherlands, ambassador, White House, President Obama, drunk driving, arrest, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the loop

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Gary Locke: the people’s ambassador?

When the Beijing Daily tweeted that Locke should reveal his personal assets, the suggestion backfired.

By Al Kamen  |  02:46 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chen Guangcheng, blind activist, Beijing, human rights, Gary Locke, ambassador to beijing, Beijing Daily, Sina Weibo, Center for Responsive Politics, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Derek Mitchell picked for ambassador to Burma

Asia expert Derek Mitchell, now special representative for Burma, is the administration’s nominee for ambassador.

By Al Kamen  |  03:01 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, sanctions, Nobel Peace Prize, Derek Mitchell, ambassador, restrictions, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Ambassador to Pakistan set to leave post

Cameron Munter said Monday that he’ll be leaving Islamabad this summer after having served less than two years of the usual three-year ambassadorial tour of duty.

By Al Kamen  |  05:58 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cameron Munter, Pakistan, ambassador, Raymond Davis, CIA, Washington, Islamabad, drone strike, North Waziristan, Al Kamen, In the Loop, Emily Heil

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Clinton: Tired of the Hungarian Rhapsodies?

The Obama administration’s ties with NATO ally Hungary have been frayed in recent months by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s autocratic moves.

By Al Kamen  |  03:08 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Viktor Orban, Hungary, Budapest, Hillary Clinton, Eleni Kounalakis, ambassador, clientitis, European Union, European Commission, Al Kamen, Emily Heil, In the Loop, Hungarian Rhapsody, Chicago

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Brett McGurk to be next Iraq envoy?

A foreign policy adviser for Bush and Obama, Brett McGurk is said to be the leading candidate for ambassador to Iraq.

By Al Kamen  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iraq, Baghdad, ambassador, Brett McGurk, McGurk, Jim Jeffrey, Coalition Provisional Authority, President Bush, President Obama, National Security Council, White House, Nouri al-Maliki, Turkey, Senate, confirmation