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Jan 24th, 2011

Summary: The search continues for U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Ahmed Kousay al-Taie, missing in Iraq since Oct. 23, 2006, Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on January 24, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that President Barack Obama recalled his former campaign manager, David Plouffe, and was reconstituting the team that helped him win the White House in 2008 to counter Republican challenges in the 2010 midterm elections and recalibrate after political setbacks that have narrowed his legislative ambitions. He also reported on the political psychology of Barack Obama, including Obama’s personality profile, leadership style, and decision-making style.

Aug 2nd, 2009

Summary: The U.S. Department of Defense has announced in a press release that the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) has positively identified remains recovered in Iraq as those of Captain Michael Scott Speicher. Captain Speicher was shot down flying a combat mission in an F/A-18 Hornet over west-central Iraq on January 17, 1991 during Operation Desert Storm. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on the 19th day of his 2008 campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman walked in the Albany Heritage Day Parade with his daughter Elizabeth and youngest son Patrick while his two older sons, Tim and Matt, attended a youth baseball clinic and a Minnesota Twins game at the Metrodome.