Matthew W Barzun on The Andrew Marr Show
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US Ambassador: Debt stalemate 'not our finest hour'

20 October 2013 Last updated at 11:14 BST

Following the last-ditch deal to agree the federal budget, US Ambassador to the UK Matthew W Barzun has said "management by crisis needs to stop".

Ambassador Barzun told Andrew Marr that the in-fighting on Capitol Hill had hurt the reputation of the US around the world.

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