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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
15 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 7:12pm
RT @waltshaub: Today was a bad day for democracy on so many levels. Don’t lose hope. But good lord was this a bad day for democracy.

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
17 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 5:09pm
Can’t escape. I turned on @CNNEE per my Spanish teacher’s instructions (to help with my pronunciations) and top story is committee vote on Steve Bannon. Second story is negotiations over budget bill. https://t.co/RA0EX32XCl


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
18 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 4:02pm
@FPWellman Old news

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
18 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 4:00pm
RT @elwasson: MANCHIN to me on party switching story : “It’s bullshit”

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
21 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 1:44pm
Shorter: Manchin will get everything he wants or he’ll burn the country down 🔥 https://t.co/EtWMlaMoaN

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
22 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 12:14pm
@DavidSmelson I paid for mine too, but waited the extra minute so he could cut fresh oranges 🙄

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
22 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 12:11pm
Awww, the guy at the juice stand just asked me (in Spanish) if I had time and then squeezed a fresh cup of juice for me! 🍊 https://t.co/3xvqOG79it


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
23 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 11:39am
RT @tryptique: These OIRA meetings on the OSHA Vaccine ETS getting passive-aggressive much? https://t.co/UNg4DJqehQ


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 20 - 7:28am
Buen día mis amigos! 🇵🇦🇺🇸 Hoy es nublado (today is cloudy) but spotter a gigantic ship near the canal entrance this morning https://t.co/UMZczdF2vS


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 7:21pm
Today the WH formally sent the nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte to be U.S. ambassador to Panama 🇵🇦 After some paperwork and committee hearing, the Senate must vote to confirm her to the position

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 5:16pm
@JohnSMichaelD Possibly—as a retired reporter I have no info or tips. Mostly I’m flabbergasted these two critical posts have gone unfilled for so long!

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 4:54pm
The WH announced four more nominations today but still no word on either OMB director or OIRA administrator (regulatory chief) 🤷🏻‍♀️

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 1:53pm
My Spanish teacher assigned me 15 minutes of @CNNEE (CNN en español) daily to help with my pronunciations https://t.co/ssHORO5oau


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 1:06pm
@RadioFreeTom Fair point

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 1:00pm
@RadioFreeTom Yet what other language to use when someone [Manchin] is operating in bad faith but you still need/want to believe there’s hope for compromise?

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 day ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 11:21am
RT @ron_fournier: No class, no grace — and a role model for too many Americans. https://t.co/3mSHwP78dV


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 10:17am
RT @MeidasTouch: This is a very good ad from @TerryMcAuliffe. Spread it everywhere. https://t.co/sDigFAv2Pw


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 10:09am
RT @RonHogan: “Is there any way to read ‘paternity leave is for pussies’ other than: These men hate women, they disrespect the work women do, and they find they very idea of being compared to a woman to be among the grossest possible insults?”— @JillFilipovic https://t.co/TfYkbpbZjx

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 10:04am
RT @BLaw: 📽️ 💉 As we move closer to the release of President Biden’s vaccine mandate rule, @robertiafolla and @fatimathefatima explain the likely legal challenges and what to expect next. https://t.co/R9z4H6dvEM https://t.co/lV1ruOcHze


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 8:10am
RT @joelockhart: 30% of Americans won’t get vaccinated for bizarre politics, the most powerful Senator represents a state(with the lowest Vax rate) blocking programs that help his state more than any other and GOP is favored in midterms on platform of not governing. We are a screwed up country.

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
2 days ago:   Tuesday Oct 19 - 7:10am
Buen día mis amigos! 🇵🇦🇺🇸 https://t.co/vsOWS00VEj


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 12:21pm
When not investigating the supply chain I’m learning Spanish…a huge challenge for me In addition to @duolingo I’m taking 1-hour lessons at home with Spanish teacher 4x a week Starting to remember test/homework anxiety for first time in decades https://t.co/jA6FzF5niQ


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
2 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 11:54am
@MWindmueller @OKnox once a news reporter [for 30 years], always a news reporter! 😂

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 10:09am
My iPhone camera doesn’t capture the scale, but every day there is a long line of monster-size container ships waiting to transit the Panama Canal 🇵🇦 #supplychain https://t.co/ZXu6wE4cd4


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 10:04am
RT @maggieNYT: Trump is getting deposed today in a lawsuit https://t.co/qqoyAULx51

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 10:02am
RT @JoshSchwerin: The fact that Colin Powell died from a breakthrough COVID infection raises new concerns about how unvaccinated people continue to put vaccinated people at risk by extending the pandemic and the role conservative media outlets like Fox News have played in spreading anti-vax info. https://t.co/fSYsPeudez

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
3 days ago:   Monday Oct 18 - 7:12am
Buen día mis amigos! 🇵🇦🇺🇸 https://t.co/wRBNXVbcNl


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 8:22pm
Yeah, good luck Washington. https://t.co/c38fatDTi7

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 4:08pm
Yeah, good luck America. https://t.co/BcYvfoA1nz

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 11:32am
RT @MattGlassman312: As @tylercowen would say, interesting throughout. https://t.co/fX3fp4CK1i

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
3 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 10:56am
@LorenzoTheCat @brittlestar Best Twitter account in England is @Number10cat

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
4 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 10:01am
@EricSchultz @perrybaconjr @APAndrewTaylor @MarkJacob16 @jackiekcalmes Yet straightforward, nuanced and responsible (aka non-dramatic) stories about government policies and actions don’t sell newspapers or attract viewers https://t.co/G4HC7k14ys


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
4 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 8:54am
@vtomgardner it’s frustrating to all of us 🙁

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
4 days ago:   Sunday Oct 17 - 8:45am
Looks like “supply chain problem” is shorthand for many different problems coming together at same time, exacerbated by global pandemic. Excellent deep dive by ⁦@tylercowenhttps://t.co/wEkt34kL0A

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
4 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 7:41pm
@brittanys ❤️ let me know if the wranglers send out a seafood tower to the vans! Miss u too!

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
4 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 7:14pm
Not as fancy as Fiola Mare (where WH pooler @brittanys says Bidens are having date night) but we’re having seafood tonight too 🇵🇦 https://t.co/uahXDrYBkE


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
4 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 4:40pm
@waltshaub I’m 55, just moved to Panama and learning Spanish now Un idioma precioso!

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
4 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 12:13pm
RT @DavidOAtkins: At any point, any single Republican Senator could step up to be a halfway decent person and help save the planet and lower Rx drug costs. That's always an option. We don't have to give them a pass for their obstructionist role in all of this.

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
4 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 12:02pm
Walking in the rain! Totally soaked but a coffee perked us right up ☕️ https://t.co/bxj0bgmqGa


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
5 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 9:07am
I missed this important nomination made Oct. 8! Mari Carmen Aponte, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Panama 🇵🇦 Aponte is a former U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
5 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 8:25am
Buen día mis amigos! 🇵🇦🇺🇸 View from back of our apartment building (thunderstorms this morning) https://t.co/DJO7n5wy2u


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
5 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 8:08am
@WestWingReport U.S. you need to do better https://t.co/MuAwKySn8X


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
5 days ago:   Saturday Oct 16 - 6:27am
RT @JohnJHarwood: Why journalists are failing the public in political coverage - Los Angeles Times https://t.co/aBIiHZB3BF

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
5 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 7:35pm
@StevenTDennis is that…mold?

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
5 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 6:45pm
@StevenTDennis @HamillHimself I’d only buy if all the doors slide open automatically with a hiss sound 😂

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
5 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 5:41pm
@StevenTDennis One of my favorite things about Fridays! #FridayNightZillow

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
5 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 2:18pm
@darth A street kitty in Panama 🇵🇦 https://t.co/jTW7fNmrL3


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
6 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 7:09am
RT @AOC: Y’all already did over a month ago despite everyone having data that ending UI doesn’t push people back to work. Conservatives love to act like they’re “fiscally savvy” yet remain puzzled as to why people can’t work a job whose pay won’t even cover the childcare costs to work 🤡 https://t.co/eCTnqXyxK2

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
6 days ago:   Friday Oct 15 - 7:02am
Buen día mis amigos! 🇵🇦🇺🇸 https://t.co/DmLHXcenGu


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 11:01pm
@BridgetDooling Before our move, I donated all our furniture to A Wider Circle in Silver Spring MD, whose mission is to do exactly what you’re doing—call them! @WiderCircle

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 7:12pm
By the time Kevin Kruse says “let’s dig in” you’re already toast https://t.co/krqjWEWwIJ

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 5:35pm
@TVietor08 Can report Panamax container ships are lined up to cross the 🇵🇦 canal every day https://t.co/NsjRDZQf7i


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 5:22pm
@josh_wingrove I can report that gigantic container ships are moving through the Panama Canal all day every day

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 5:12pm
RT @POTUS: Please, get vaccinated. That’s how we’ll put this pandemic behind us.

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 5:09pm
Looking tropical in Amador, one of several former U.S. military properties turned over to Panama 🇵🇦 by President Carter https://t.co/1SaLUwWrvp


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 4:54pm
First picture is of a ship exiting the Miraflores Lock, followed by tugboats Second pic is a Panamax ship on the new canal expansion opened in 2016 https://t.co/DEHJueDK6e


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 4:39pm
VISITING PANAMA? 🇵🇦 Today we took an outstanding 6-hour private driving tour of Panama City, the canal, islands and surrounding neighborhoods Can highly recommend Miguel at Inside Panama Tours https://t.co/LQvzjoTU2j

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
6 days ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 1:50pm
Having lunch beachside 🇵🇦 https://t.co/7qEL7H5wVJ


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 10:04am
Finally made it to the Canal de Panamá 🇵🇦 https://t.co/GH9gDkXGmx


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 14 - 7:54am
Buen día mis amigos! 🇵🇦🇺🇸 https://t.co/AlzMPHsN9I


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 2:52pm
Took a 9.2 km walk this morning along the Cinta Costera and thru Casco Viejo; beautiful but I’m wiped out https://t.co/GMgrvuLeJD


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 1:25pm
RT @howardfineman: Let me see if I understand this: 1. Vaccine mandates are a vicious, unconstitutional intrusion by government into the God-given sanctity of a person’s body. 2. It’s a constitutional, moral mandate that government control what happens in the reproductive organs of a woman’s body.

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 1:05pm
@dog_rates Tofu just wants to go to space too 🚀

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 1:02pm
@JNicholsonInDC MUCH more difficult to take cat to vet than child to doctor. A $2 plastic toy and/or lollipop was all it took to win over the child. Cat hated me for days…

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 9:54am
@kanoe80 Within government agencies no, but there could be a lot of opposition from employers and/or public so expect a lawsuit immediately.

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 9:39am
@kanoe80 The rule must be reviewed by OIRA first (an agency within OMB) then sent back to OSHA before it’s final. That process could take a few hours or days, depending on any potential problems with language etc.

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 7:57am
@OKnox You and everyone else! This is why OIRA (aka Black Hole) is such a “popular” agency

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 7:51am
@OKnox No, the text of the rule is not posted during review by OIRA because the agency may suggest changes to the language. Final text of rule will be released by OSHA once its cleared by OIRA (which could take hours, days or weeks) #waitinggame

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 7:38am
OSHA rule on workplace Covid mandates has posted at https://t.co/dWnAyNjE6w @ZekeJMiller AGENCY: DOL-OSHA RIN: 1218-AD42 Status: Pending Review TITLE:COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard Rulemaking STAGE: Final Rule ECONOMICALLY SIGNIFICANT: Yes

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Wednesday Oct 13 - 7:16am
Buen día mis amigos! 🇵🇦🇺🇸 Morning commuter traffic in Panama (ships lining up to cross the canal) 🚢 https://t.co/QKcvJJYAtK


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 10:46pm
RT @fatimathefatima: Biden also asked for the rule to provide paid time off for workers to get vaccinated and to recover from any side effects. https://t.co/vUEKg4aerQ

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 9:14pm
@ZekeJMiller OIRA hasn’t listed it (yet) as received on https://t.co/dWnAyNjE6w but the site usually updates in the morning

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 6:28pm
@karenkho Simple calculation: 1 kg candy per 2 people in office multiplied by how much you’re going to eat before Halloween = buy a lot

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 4:12pm
@ChadMReese automatic death sentence right there 🚨

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Tuesday Oct 12 - 1:53pm
@BridgetDooling good-faith debate about policy positions? Hope for humanity after all!

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 7:59am
RT @nytmike: NEW: The exchange of gifts between the Trump White House and foreign governments was a mess. Among many issues: Saudis gave Trump WH white tiger and cheetah furs that @USFWS Office of Law Enforcement has now discovered were fakes that had been dyed. https://t.co/etsF4wivFa

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 7:22am
@ShannonFreshour @NewDay I agree, given that lunacy is far more interesting to watch than responsible governing. What’s the solution though…

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Monday Oct 11 - 7:13am
Buen día mis amigos! 🇵🇦🇺🇸 A beautiful Monday morning in Panama City https://t.co/GQoIBCVR5C


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 10 - 4:16pm
@KevinMKruse YAY!!!!!! So happy for Sarge 🐶❤️

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 10 - 12:29pm
@StevenTDennis Have to disagree—I need a laundry room where I can spot treat stains, hang items to dry, and space to sort dark and light colored clothes

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Sunday Oct 10 - 12:15pm
Buenos días mis amigos! 🇵🇦🇺🇸 Long walk this morning on the Cinta Costera and causeway around Casco Viejo https://t.co/gJVNGtG0yx


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 9 - 7:35pm
@AdamParkhomenko Street kitties in Panama City 🇵🇦 https://t.co/mObS8NyEyE


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Saturday Oct 9 - 7:22am
Buen día mis amigos! 🇵🇦🇺🇸 https://t.co/CTcscNyxUz


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Friday Oct 8 - 9:23pm
Home sweet home! 🇵🇦 https://t.co/WKwUJATqNI


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Friday Oct 8 - 8:11am
Bye Boquete (for now) 🇵🇦 https://t.co/HXQo2k72oE


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Friday Oct 8 - 8:05am
Buen día mis amigos! 🇵🇦🇺🇸 Leaving Boquete and flying back to Panama City this morning https://t.co/Bj2AMWP3pb


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 8:33pm
RT @justinsink: *SENATE EXTENDS DEBT-LIMIT CAP TO DEC. 3, SENDS MEASURE TO HOUSE

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 8:32pm
Coffee chocolate or chocolate coffee? 🇵🇦 https://t.co/gej6a7vl8E


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 6:11pm
RT @AJosephOConnell: Reporters: the 300-day period under the Vacancies Act runs out on November 16, not November 15. Violations begin on November 17.

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 5:47pm
RT @jayrosen_nyu: Dan ⁦@froomkin⁩ has been rewriting news stories from Washington that demonstrate all the bad habits of the political press. The rewrites can be quite instructive. https://t.co/f2Npn48vJr

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 3:04pm
RT @KevinMKruse: Maybe we should, you know, do something about this? Hold people responsible for what they did? Pass electoral reforms so it doesn't happen again? I'm just spitballing here, but it seems like protecting democracy would be a good thing? https://t.co/LlgWTHTwBY

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 2:53pm
@Normaninvador76 @KateBennett_DC @betsy_klein @voguemagazine My thoughts exactly—she’s gorgeous and the top is flattering, but bottom of dress has plastic trash bag vibe

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 2:12pm
It’s raining so we had to do a drive-by photo op of the Boquete sign 🇵🇦 https://t.co/reG7kE9PbK


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 1:18pm
We’re at nearly 5,500 ft. the higher elevations produce the best coffee 🇵🇦 https://t.co/gQEKu9m0Gn


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 1:15pm
Now at Finca Lérida coffee farm in Boquete 🇵🇦 https://t.co/xfUWkTRNXy


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
1 week ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 11:29am
Waterfall in Boquete 🇵🇦 https://t.co/lzKx30wreJ


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 10:24am
Baby coffee plants in Boquete 🇵🇦 https://t.co/aA0ppnG1vd


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
2 weeks ago:   Thursday Oct 7 - 10:22am
Buen día mis amigos! 🇵🇦🇺🇸 On a tour of Boquete today https://t.co/oQoC3ZwqTn


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Cheryl Bolen Smelson
2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 6:35pm
@keithedwards Dems are completely timid, scattered and unwilling to see beyond their own state interests…as usual. Of course McConnell knows this.

Cheryl Bolen Smelson
2 weeks ago:   Wednesday Oct 6 - 8:53am
Buen día mis amigos! 🇵🇦🇺🇸 We’re in the mountain town of Boquete, popular with U.S. ex-pats because of the weather. Much cooler than Panama City and beach communities https://t.co/HmDlIPJqAA


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