Bergdahl to Be Charged with Desertion: Was the Prisoner Swap Worth it?

Was the Prisoner Swap Worth it?

by LonnieHead

Bergdahl to be charged with desertion. Was the swap worth five high-level Taliban detainees now Mr. President?

Are You Satisfied With the Current Crop of Potential Presidential Candidates for 2016?

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The 2016 Presidential race is right around the corner. Are you satisfied with this crop of potential candidates?

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    1,306 opinions
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    389 opinions
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    1,192 opinions
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    990 opinions
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    263 votes
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    642 opinions
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    1,283 opinions
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    1,231 opinions
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    536 opinions
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