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“The process of getting the approval is too slow and is too cumbersome,” Rogers said.
The Hill posted a new article on Tuesday, saying that Chairman Rogers had reversed his position.
“Even now, an al Qaeda safe haven is emerging in northeastern Afghanistan,” Rogers said.As Obama Draws Down, Al Qaeda Grows in Afghanistan|Eli Lake|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rogers added that the hearing will help determine if those charges are in fact true.
On Friday, Rogers shocked many of his colleagues when he announced he would not be seeking re-election for Congress.
Across the entrance the floor sloped up to the rocky ridge, of which Mr. Rogers had spoken; and beyond the ridge lay the pool.
“Sort of horrible example, I suppose,” remarked Mrs. Rogers, with a trace of bitterness in her voice.The Brute|Frederic Arnold Kummer
He would call up Rogers on the telephone next day and inquire.Mortmain|Arthur Cheny Train
She was relieved for the moment by the entrance of Mrs. Rogers with the tea-tray.Audrey Craven|May Sinclair
To be sure they had to reckon with Mr. Rogers' telescope, or rather to leave it out of account.
Word Origin for roger
masc. proper name, from Old French Rogier, from Old High German Hrotger, literally "famous with the spear," from hruod- "fame, glory" + ger "spear" (see gar (n.)). As a generic name for "a person," attested from 1630s. Slang meaning "penis" was popular c.1650-c.1870; hence the slang verb sense of "to copulate with (a woman)," attested from 1711.
The use of the word in radio communication to mean "yes, I understand" is attested from 1941, from the U.S. military phonetic alphabet word for the letter -R-, in this case an abbreviation for "received." Said to have been used by the R.A.F. since 1938. The Jolly Roger pirate flag is first attested 1723, of unknown origin; jolly here has its otherwise obsolete Middle English sense "high-hearted, gallant." Roger de Coverley, once a favorite English country dance, is so called from 1685, in reference to Addison's character in the "Spectator." French roger-bontemps "jovial, carefree man," is attested there from 15c.