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Sen. John McCain during a news conference supporting a pardon for  boxer Jack Johnson, shown in stand up photo at right, in this file photo. Behind McCain are referee Richard Steele, left, a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, and Iran Barkley, a former WBB boxing champion.

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Sen. John McCain during a news conference supporting a pardon for boxer Jack Johnson, shown in stand up photo at right, in this file photo. Behind McCain are referee Richard Steele, left, a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, and Iran Barkley, a former WBB boxing champion.

Harry Reid, Mike Tyson: In the Same Ring for Jack Johnson (Bell)

Harry Reid was a boxer in his time (amateur lightweight). Mike Tyson was a boxer in his days (heavyweight champion). The late Jack Johnson remains a boxing legend. Now the Senate majority leader from Searchlight, Nevada, and the tattooed darling...

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Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign event at Kings Point  on September 28, 2012 in Tamarac, Florida.

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Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign event at Kings Point on September 28, 2012 in Tamarac, Florida.

Biden vs. Ryan: ‘Rope-a-Dope?’

“Have you ever seen me `rope-a-dope?”’ Vice President Joe Biden asked, with a smile, laugh and quick pivot toward the stairs of the airplane carrying him out of Washington, bound for his debate tonight with Rep. Paul Ryan. We surmised,...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the 2012 Republican National Convention.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addresses the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Christie: ‘You Gotta Knock the Champion Down’

New Jersey’s Chris Christie, the first sitting Republican governor to back Mitt Romney, has a few words of advice for the man looking to unseat President Barack Obama: politics is like boxing. It’s all about the guys in the ring....

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