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The story and spin behind ex-Marine Tahmooressi, jailed in Mexico
The story and spin behind ex-Marine Tahmooressi, jailed in Mexico

Although many things about the case against former Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi are murky, one thing is clear: We should all be so lucky to have such a fiercely devoted mother. Jill Tahmooressi's deft plucking of American heartstrings has been amplified by the Fox News echo chamber, helping turn her son's story into both a conservative cause celebre and a minor political headache for the Obama administration. What we know about her 25-year-old son is that he acquitted himself with valor on the field of battle during two tours in Afghanistan, and made some whopping mistakes upon his return, including driving across the border on March 31 with three loaded guns in his...

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