By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The resignation of the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican presents President Obama with the same dilemma he faced three years ago in trying to find a pro-life Democrat to fill the diplomatic post in the Holy See, which is angered by Mr. Obama's push to force Catholic institutions to provide health insurance coverage for abortion and birth control.
Mr. Tawfik, who took up his post in September, said the Egyptian president will seek $450 million in the first installment of a $1 billion aid package the Obama administration promised earlier this year.
Ambassador Mohamed Tawfik told the Arabic news website Ahram Online that he is making arrangements for Mr. Morsi's first official trip to the United States, although no date has been set yet.