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Army Times Report: Bergdahl's platoon mates seek book, movie deal - Wolfhound45
[quote]Six former platoon mates of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, are shopping proposals for a book and movie that is sharply critical of him, Yahoo News is reporting. Bergdahl is now being questioned by the Army concerning the mysterious...


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CNN - Hillary Clinton pummels Obama foreign policy - Wolfhound45
[quote](CNN) -- Yes, Hillary Clinton is running for president, and she is running away from President Barack Obama's record on foreign policy. That's a very clear message from the interview just published in The Atlantic in which she drew sharp distinctions between her view of America's role in ...


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Tom Ricks: A letter from a major fired by the Army - Wolfhound45
[quote]My name is Major Charles V. Slider III and I am currently stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. I am an African-American armor officer, proud father, and husband and graduate of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. I was selected for the recently convened Officer Separation Boards...


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Military Times: Why Obama's campaign in Iraq could require 15,000 troops - Wolfhound45
[quote]President Obama says it all the time – no combat troops will return to Iraq. But many experts believe it will be extremely hard to achieve Obama’s newly expanded military mission there without more Americans on the ground. “I think the slippery slope analogy is the right one for Iraq ri...


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CNN Exclusive - New leaker disclosing U.S. secrets, government concludes - Wolfhound45
[quote](CNN) -- The federal government has concluded there's a new leaker exposing national security documents in the aftermath of surveillance disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, U.S. officials tell CNN. Proof of the newest leak comes from national security documents that forme...


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Ken Tanaka Presents - What Kind of Asian Are You? - Wolfhound45
Because we need some levity on this board. [link=(http://youtu.be/DWynJkN5HbQ)]LINK[/link] :cheers:...


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Army Times - General to question Bergdahl about his disappearance - Wolfhound45
[quote]WASHINGTON — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released in a prisoner swap with the Taliban two months ago, will meet next week with the senior Army officer investigating the circumstances of his capture in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Wednesday. Bergdahl, who spent five years in captivity,...


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CBS News - Why the GOP's class of 2016 hopefuls may be the best in generations - Wolfhound45
[quote][i]This article originally appeared on Slate.[/i] What if they held a presidential campaign and a think tank broke out? House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, who is considering running for president, offered his thoughts on poverty last week. Sen. Marco Rubio has been giving regular p...


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Army Times - Gay soldiers at Fort Campbell open up on coming out - Wolfhound45
[quote]CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — Spc. Corderra Dews, 24, was living in Austin, Texas, and openly gay before he joined the Army in 2011, a couple of months before the end of "don't ask, don't tell," the policy that kept gay soldiers in the closet at the risk of losing their jobs. "When you come out and...


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CNN - Justice Department probes missing IRS emails - Wolfhound45
[quote](CNN) -- The Justice Department is investigating circumstances surrounding the disappearance of IRS emails that Republicans believe could shed light on the possible targeting of conservative and other political groups by the agency. The investigation into the email disappearance, which th...


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Army Times - Bergdahl's attorney also fought for Army captain in espionage case - Wolfhound45
[quote]Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has retained a high-profile attorney — the same lawyer who defended Capt. James Yee, a Muslim Army chaplain cleared in an espionage probe a decade ago. Bergdahl’s lawyer is [link=(http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_R._Fidell)]Eugene Fidell[/link], a Yale Law School sc...


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CNN - Elizabeth Warren in 2016? Republicans take notice - Wolfhound45
[quote]Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's not seeking the White House. "I'm not running for president and I plan to serve out my term," Warren, who's up for reelection in 2018, said in December. But she sure is acting like a potential 2016 contender. She's traveling around the co...


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CBS News - Democrats scour records for provocative comments from GOP candidates - Wolfhound45
[quote]As the nation's midsection has grown more conservative and Republican, Democrats have sometimes had to rest their hopes on well-positioned GOP contenders imploding with their own politically off-key statements. It worked like a charm for Democrats in 2012 when Republican candidates in Indi...


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YouTube - Are You a Republican? Dr Ben Carson - Wolfhound45
Less than two minutes. Agree with his thoughts on party designations on ballots. Dumbs down the electorate (OP included). [link=(http://youtu.be/UnJe2fwjiEQ)]LINK[/link]...


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FNC - DOJ court documents in Benghazi suspect case put video narrative to rest - Wolfhound45
[quote]Court documents filed by the U.S. Justice Department in the criminal case against Benghazi attack suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah provide unprecedented details about the evolution of the assault and further shatter the Obama administration's initial claim that it sprouted from protests over an an...


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CBS News - China's Gun Dancers - Wolfhound45
Just leaving this for the sheer bizarre content... [link=(http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/chinas-gun-dancers/)]LINK[/link] [img]http://cbsnews2.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2014/06/30/56f789d5-61a8-4472-9a94-8a4ad00962c5/resize/620x465/563c8976df4adfbf9bd07d63ba27dbd6/001rtr3wabs.jpg[/img]...


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Jon Stewart - IRS: Straight Outta Incompetence - Wolfhound45
From the Tuesday Daily Show... [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PzIQArmqjo)]LINK[/link] :lol:...


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CNN - Syrian warplanes strike in Iraq - Wolfhound45
[b]...killing 57 civilians, official says[/b] [quote]Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- Reports that Syrian warplanes carried out a cross-border attack on Iraqi towns this week is further evidence of the blurring between the two countries' borders as they face an offensive by Islamic extremists. At least...


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FNC - IRS agrees to $50,000 settlement... - Wolfhound45
...in leaking of conservative group's donor records [link=(http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/24/irs-agrees-to-50000-settlement-in-leaking-conservative-group-donor-records/?intcmp=latestnews)]LINK[/link] Not a smidgen. :rolleyes:...


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Morning Joe - June 23rd - Wolfhound45
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5VHP9BOpm4)]LINK[/link] Well worth the 2:53 to watch. Some people actually get it. Interesting closing comment by the host.....


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Pentagon - No Danger Pay for Special Forces Headed To Iraq - Wolfhound45
[link=(http://m.military.com/daily-news/2014/06/20/no-danger-pay-for-special-forces-headed-to-iraq.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm)]LINK[/link] [quote]Special Forces troops heading to Iraq to advise the Iraqi security forces will not receive combat pay but will have immunity from local law, Pentagon offi...


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Army Times: Brig. Gen. Sinclair will retire as a lieutenant colonel - Wolfhound45
[quote]Army Secretary John McHugh has stripped Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair of two grades, forcing him to retire from service as a lieutenant colonel. This is the first time the Army has reduced a retiring general officer by two ranks in a decade, according to the service’s announcement Friday. ...


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CBS News - "All the President's Men" at 40 - Wolfhound45
Forty years ago this month. How apropos. Too bad we do not have similar, modern day journalists using all available means to unravel the scandals of the current administration. [link=(http://www.cbsnews.com/news/all-the-presidents-men-at-40/)]LINK[/link] ...


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NYT Article - Hillary Rodham Clinton: By the Book - Wolfhound45
Surprised I have not seen this mentioned here... [link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/15/books/review/hillary-rodham-clinton-by-the-book.html?ref=review&_r=2)]LINK[/link] [quote][b]NYT - If you had to name one book that made you who you are today, what would it be?[/b] HRC - At the risk of...


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Hotel Recommendations Near Super Dome - Memorial Day Weekend - Wolfhound45
Going to take my family down to visit New Orleans Memorial Day weekend. Plan on visting the National D-Day Museum and then doing the Walking Dead Escape in the Super Dome. Any recommendaitons on where to stay in that area?...


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OT Etiquette in the Drive Thru - Wolfhound45
Just trying to figure which OTer was up in Detroit earlier this morning... [quote][b]Police: Woman Fires Shot Over Wrong Burger Order[/b] GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) – Police say a woman fired a shot into a Michigan fast-food restaurant’s drive-thru window after workers got her burger order wrong...


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Blogger - "I let my students fail my class" - Wolfhound45
An interesting read/perspective. [quote]I had an interesting chat with a student the other day. I really love this kid. He is sweet and adorable and shows up to class every dang day. He makes these awkward yet hilarious jokes and the whole class laughs with him because he nails the humor and h...


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NYT - As Final Report Is Released, Sandy Hook Investigation Is Said to Be Over - Wolfhound45
[quote]Authorities in Connecticut released a final report on Friday outlining the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012, providing the most complete account to date for one of the nation’s most wrenching massacres. It contained hundreds of photographs, hours of...


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AP - Bye Bye, Bile? Websites Try To Nix Nasty Comments - Wolfhound45
[quote]NEW YORK (AP) — Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet. Blame anonymity, blame politicians, blame human nature. But a growing number of websi...


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Army Times - Senate plan would speed personnel cuts - Wolfhound45
[quote]The military services could get smaller faster under Pentagon proposals that have the support of a key senator. A second proposal would increase potential personnel cuts being made in the Army and Marine Corps by modifying drawdown limits imposed by Congress. One proposal would expand...


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