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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer attend a ceremony for the NFL Super Bowl Host Committee to pass the hosting duties off to Arizona, the site of next year's championship, in Times Square, on Feb. 1, 2014 in New York City.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer attend a ceremony for the NFL Super Bowl Host Committee to pass the hosting duties off to Arizona, the site of next year's championship, in Times Square, on Feb. 1, 2014 in New York City.

Transit Jam in Jersey — Christie’s Lost Weekend

In New Jersey, the weekend ended in what? A traffic jam. Gov. Chris Christie had a rough weekend indeed. There’s that little matter of a bridge and some traffic dogging his administration.  Then the Super Bowl, which was expected to...

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Wide receiver Cole Beasley #11 of the Dallas Cowboys pulls in a touchdown pass against cornerback Joselio Hanson #23 of the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter of a preseason game on August 9, 2013.

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Wide receiver Cole Beasley #11 of the Dallas Cowboys pulls in a touchdown pass against cornerback Joselio Hanson #23 of the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter of a preseason game on August 9, 2013.

Christie to N.Y. Giants: Sorry

Chris Christie, New Jersey’s blunt-spoken Republican governor, will be in Texas this weekend raising Republican cash. And watching the Dallas Cowboys play a home game against the New York Giants. Don’t expect him to be pulling for the Giants, who...

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Head coach Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys prepare to take the field for their game against the Washington Redskins.

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Head coach Jason Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys prepare to take the field for their game against the Washington Redskins.

Christie: Cowboys Fan — Why Root for Teams That Annoy You?

How did the governor of New Jersey, where the National Football League’s Jets and Giants play, become a Dallas Cowboys fan? Easy. When Chris Christie, 50, was a kid, the Cowboys had Heisman Trophy winner and two-time Super Bowl champion...

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President Barack Obama holds a stuffed bear alongside New Jersey Governor Chris Christie after playing an arcade game along the boardwalk as they view rebuilding efforts following last year's Hurricane Sandy in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, on May 28, 2013.

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President Barack Obama holds a stuffed bear alongside New Jersey Governor Chris Christie after playing an arcade game along the boardwalk as they view rebuilding efforts following last year's Hurricane Sandy in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, on May 28, 2013.

Christie Scores Teddy for Obama

Out on the boardwalk, they are tossing pigskins… Out on the boardwalk, the governor wins… President Barack Obama went 0-5 in his football tosses at “Touchdown Fever,” an arcade on the boardwalk at Point Pleasant, Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie nailed...

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President John F. Kennedy shot skeet at Camp David, shown here with David Niven and The Washington Post's Ben Bradlee in 1963. Camp David Photo.President John F. Kennedy shot skeet at Camp David, shown here with David Niven and The Washington Post's Ben Bradlee in 1963.

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President John F. Kennedy shot skeet at Camp David, shown here with David Niven and The Washington Post's Ben Bradlee in 1963. Camp David Photo.President John F. Kennedy shot skeet at Camp David, shown here with David Niven and The Washington Post's Ben Bradlee in 1963.

Obama Shoots Skeet at Camp David — and Has Advice for the NCAA

President Barack Obama, seeking a ban on assault weapons, says he shoots skeet “all the time” at Camp David. Obama told The New Republic magazine in an interview that at the presidential retreat in Maryland’s wooded Catoctin Mountains “we do...

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, greets Bob McNair owner of the Houston Texans before a football in this file photo.

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, greets Bob McNair owner of the Houston Texans before a football in this file photo.

Republican McNair’s Texans Face Democrat Kraft’s Patriots

There’s a big National Football League showdown tonight between the 11-1 Houston Texans and the 9-3 New England Patriots, two division-leading teams run by active political donors. Texans owner Robert McNair gave $2 million this year to a super-political action committee, Restore...

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Army Cadets cheer during a game against the Navy Midshipmen.

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Army Cadets cheer during a game against the Navy Midshipmen.

Plebing the Case for Losing to Army

There is cyber-security, and then there is football. Someone hacked into the U.S. Naval Academy e-mail and sent a mass mailing in advance of the Army-Navy game. Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller Dec 5 to goarmysinknavy, AllUSNA, USCC, BTD Greetings,...

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New York Jets fans express their displeasure during a game against the Arizona Cardinals at at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 2, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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New York Jets fans express their displeasure during a game against the Arizona Cardinals at at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 2, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Tim Tebow, it’s Harry Reid Calling

It was only a matter of time before a much maligned Congress started comparing itself to the even more maligned New York Jets of the National Football League. With all of Washington abuzz about the parameters of a possible deal...

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Brandon Marshall #15 of the Chicago Bears runs after a catch in the final minute of regulation time against the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field on December 2, 2012.

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Brandon Marshall #15 of the Chicago Bears runs after a catch in the final minute of regulation time against the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field on December 2, 2012.

Obama: `Da Bears… Gotta Shot’

The Chicago Bears — “da Bears,” in President Barack Obama’s hometown — will be the next Windy City sports team to win a league championship. So said the president during his Twitter chat about the fiscal cliff  today — touting...

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The Philadelphia Eagles take the field before the start of their game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field on Oct. 28, 2012 in Pennsylvania.

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The Philadelphia Eagles take the field before the start of their game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field on Oct. 28, 2012 in Pennsylvania.

Obama Football Ads: Eagles, $40,000

President Barack Obama’s television advertising in Pennsylvania is targeted partly at the plentiful football fans in the state that is home to the Steelers and Eagles and also produced Hall of Fame quarterbacks like Joe Montana, Joe Namath and Johnny...

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