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President Obama on Tuesday tapped Matthew Barzun, his former campaign finance chairman, as ambassador to Britain. Mr. Barzun is one of at least 11 of Mr. Obama’s diplomatic nominees this year who raised large sums of money for his campaigns or served on his campaign team. Government-reform advocates say Mr. Obama promised to shun that practice. (Associated Press)

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"Diplomacy is a balancing act, like wearing a top hat," said Matthew Barzun, U.S. ambassador to Britain before presenting his diplomatic credentials to Queen Elizabeth II.

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President Obama on Tuesday tapped Matthew Barzun, his former campaign finance chairman, as ambassador to Britain. Mr. Barzun is one of at least 11 of Mr. Obama’s diplomatic nominees this year who raised large sums of money for his campaigns or served on his campaign team. Government-reform advocates say Mr. Obama promised to shun that practice. (Associated Press)

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President Obama on Tuesday tapped Matthew Barzun, his former campaign finance chairman, as ambassador to Britain. Mr. Barzun is one of at least 11 of Mr. Obama’s diplomatic nominees this year who raised large sums of money for his campaigns or served on his campaign team. Government-reform advocates say Mr. Obama promised to shun that practice. (Associated Press)