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President Biden lays a wreath at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery May 30, 2022.

President Biden lays a wreath at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery May 30, 2022. AP/Andrew Harnik

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DEAN KARAYANIS

Monday, May 30, 2022

05:19:46 pm

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DEAN KARAYANIS

Mr. Karayanis worked for the king of talk radio, Rush Limbaugh, for over 25 years with stints in TV news, on campaigns, and ghost/speechwriting for a variety of newsmakers. He is the creator/host of the History Author Show on iHeart Radio, producer of its documentary-style video specials, and a contributor of political and social commentary for various news organizations. He is a producer for the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show.

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