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Senators oppose Obama’s Norway ambassador pick: Gaffes at nomination hearing show ignorance of country, leaders say

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Both of North Dakota’s senators said Monday they opposed President Barack Obama’s nomination for the ambassador to Norway.

Democrat Heidi Heitkamp and Republican John Hoeven both cited George Tsunis’ apparent lack of knowledge about Norway, a common criticism since Tsunis’ appearance during a Senate confirmation hearing in January.

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John Hageman
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