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- Gun giveaways gain popularity among Republican candidates
- S.C. hospital worker slapped with $525 federal fine for refilling $0.89 soda
- Teen from ‘Jihad Jane’ plot becomes youngest ever to serve time on U.S. terror charges
- Iranian woman forgives son’s killer at the gallows
- Nebraska principal sorry for ‘don’t tattle’ flier
- Illinois readies to spend $100M for Obama museum in Chicago
- John Edwards back in court — this time as a lawyer for Va. boy’s malpractice case
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The State Department responded by with travel sanctions on Syrian Ambassador Imad Moustapha.
BUNDLED OFF TO SWEDEN
President Obama’s nominee to serve as ambassador to Sweden is one of the top fundraisers from his 2008 election campaign who is also the son of a former national security adviser.
Mark Brzezinski, a lawyer at the Washington office of McGuireWoods LLP, collected more than $680,000 for Mr. Obama’s campaign, according to the website OpenSecrets.org. His father, Zbigniew Brzezinski, was national security adviser for President Jimmy Carter. His sister, Mika, is a talk-show host on MSNBC.
The younger Mr. Brzezinski has donated more than $16,000 personally to political candidates, mostly Democrats, since 1999 and served as a lobbyist for his law firm until 2007, OpenSecrets reported.
He also served on the National Security Council under former President Bill Clinton.
Mr. Brzezinski would replace Matthew Barzun, another Obama fundraiser, if the Senate confirms his nomination.
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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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