Afghan president expected to get warm welcome from Congress

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a joint news conference with President Barack Obama, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Ghani represents Obama's last, best hope to make good on his promise to end America's longest war by the time he leaves office, keeping just a thousand or so troops at the embassy to coordinate security. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is untested as a leader, yet he is expected to get a warm reception from both Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. The reason: He’s not former Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

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