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Dollars to Doughnuts

Not sure how to react to the news that the Defense Logistics Agency’s subsistence shop is in the market for doughnuts – lots of doughnuts – for the Navy. Never thought a chocolate-frosted, cream-filled confection could …

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— The number of U.S. troops helping launch President Obama’s second term Monday. His second act actually began Sunday – the Constitution specifies the President be sworn in on Jan. 20 – but the government slid the public ceremony to Monday to avoid competing with the NFL (just joking…it marked the seventh time in U.S. history that the oath-taking took place privately because Jan. 20 was a Sunday).
Let's talk about China. We're…trying to bring -- and I think doing a fairly good job -- of bringing China in a responsible part into a -- into a world power in here. But as we do that, I think it's important to recognize, for any history majors out there, have we ever been successful in that -- in the past? Anybody? I'll take your silence as no, we've never been successful in the past.
— Admiral William "Bill" Gortney, head of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, in remarks to a Navy audience Feb. 16.
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