Obama under fire for Wintour backing
Republicans have attacked US President Barack Obama for considering the appointment of Anna Wintour as America's next ambassador to Britain.
Mr Obama is believed to have placed the editor-in-chief of 'Vogue', on a shortlist of candidates.
Conservative critics described the potential appointment of Ms Wintour, whose only political experience is raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for Mr Obama's re-election campaign, as "ludicrous" and "a non-starter". A nomination of the 63-year-old by Mr Obama would need to be approved by the US Senate. His party's slim majority in the upper chamber would not be sufficient to stop a concerted opposition by the Republicans. (© Daily Telegraph, London)