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Of Course, the July Speech Didn’t Have Reference to ‘Go Terps’

I have just returned from long drives to and from College Park, Maryland, where in the interim I saw President Obama give a speech touting his health-care plan to thousands of throughly starstruck college students. If you listened to Obama’s speech at a community college in Annandale, Virginia, at the beginning of July, there was a strong sense of déjà vu.

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A Home Run by Trump

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