By Julian Pecquet - 06/13/12 11:00 AM EDT
Under the influence: GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is being lobbied hard by former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) on behalf of the diplomatic mission of Taiwan to the United States, the Sunlight Foundation reports.
In other news:
A coordinated series of attacks struck Shiite Muslims in Baghdad on Wednesday morning, killing at least 50 people. [The New York Times]
Delays are imperiling the mining riches Afghans need after the U.S. pullout. [The Wall Street Journal]
Vehicles that could be used for transporting and launching missiles were reportedly exported to North Korea by a Chinese company in possible violation of United Nations trade restrictions on weapons technology. [Associated Press]
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