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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - John B. Emerson
U.S. embassies around the world are conducting most diplomatic services in the second week of the partial government shutdown, although some ambassadors note they are not doing "business as usual."
Three fundraisers who helped to raise millions for President Obama's reelection were appointed to coveted diplomatic posts by the president Friday.
"Regardless of what happens [in Washington], Mission Germany will remain open and working tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that," he wrote on the embassy website the day before the shutdown. "Our Consular Affairs operations will be open for German citizens and American citizens alike. So if you have an appointment, keep it. There will be somebody there to meet with you."