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Isn’t a president supposed to stand up for his or her country?

 Posted on April 17, 2015 at 8:40 am

While attending the Summit of the Americas in Panama City on April 11 President Obama stated publicly that he was not willing to refight the battles of the Cold War. “The Cold War has been over for a long time,” said Obama. “And I’m not interested in having battles frankly that started before I was born.” These statements and others made by Obama were met with an enthusiastic response on

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     Posted on April 10, 2015 at 8:46 am

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     Posted on April 10, 2015 at 8:36 am


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     Posted on April 3, 2015 at 12:07 pm


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  • Blaine’s Bulletin, by U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

     Posted on March 20, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Blaine Luetkemeyer

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     Posted on March 20, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Hair Dye

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