Helmut Kohl helped save the West

Known as “Der Dicke” (the “fat one”), he was indeed massive at 6 feet 4 inches tall and comfortably over 300 pounds. His favorite dish was “Saumagen” (stuffed pig’s belly); his appetite, legendary. Helmut Kohl, Germany’s former chancellor who died on Friday at age 87, was often mocked for his old-fashioned tastes, staid predictability and provincialism. He and his wife, Hannelore, favored Wolfgangsee in Austria for vacation — 27 times in a row. A campaign contribution scandal made Kohl persona non grata for political elites and much of German media for most of the final two decades of his life.

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Historic Moment For U.S.-NATO Relationship

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham’s resolution reaffirming the United States Senate’s commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was adopted by a 100-0 vote.

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