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Washington Redskins fan 'Chief Zee' before a game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins.

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Washington Redskins fan 'Chief Zee' before a game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins.

Redskins Running With Native American Support

Some Native Americans are standing up for their heritage. The Washington Redskins released a statement today showing support from the Native American community regarding the controversial team name. According to the release, the Redskins organization received over 7,000 letters and...

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Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks is tackled by linebacker Wesley Woodyard #52 of the Denver Broncos at CenturyLink Field on Aug. 17, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

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Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks is tackled by linebacker Wesley Woodyard #52 of the Denver Broncos at CenturyLink Field on Aug. 17, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

If Broncos Wear Red and Seahawks Blue, You’ll Know Why

Super Bowl opponents Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos are rivals in the political arena as well. Seattle owner Paul Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft Corp., backed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president in 2008, according to the Center for Responsive Politics,...

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Fans of the Washington Redskins cheer against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on Sept. 9, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.

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Fans of the Washington Redskins cheer against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on Sept. 9, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.

Redskins Lining Up for a D.C. Vote

Some pre-game warm-up for a Washington vote on the Washington Redskins: DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the National Football League’s Players Association, says the issue of the team’s name is personal for him. “I grew up here; you come out...

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Colin Kaepernick #7,  Frank Gore #21, and head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers wait on the field during a power outage that occurred in the third quarter and caused a 34-minute delay during Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Colin Kaepernick #7, Frank Gore #21, and head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers wait on the field during a power outage that occurred in the third quarter and caused a 34-minute delay during Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Christie: A Super Bowl Lighting Job New Jersey Can’t Refuse

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in New Orleans last year for the Super Bowl to watch the Baltimore Ravens play the San Francisco 49ers when a not-so-funny thing happened: The lights went out. And stayed out for 34 minutes....

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, is hugged by Michael Cisneros, 14, during a visit to the area hit by a massive fire on the Seaside Park boardwalk, on Sept. 12, 2013.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, is hugged by Michael Cisneros, 14, during a visit to the area hit by a massive fire on the Seaside Park boardwalk, on Sept. 12, 2013.

Christie Closing Campaign in Sandy Tour

Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey with an out-sized reputation and possible White House ambitions, has made it clear his re-election campaign was framed by on one thing: Hurricane Sandy. And the one-year anniversary of the super-storm that...

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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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First row, President Barack Obama poses for photos with members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins including head coach Don Shula (right), quarterback Bob Griese (left), and running back Larry Csonka (4th left) during an East Room event on August 20, 2013 at the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama hosted the undefeated 1972 Super Bowl champions who didn't get the chance to be honored at the White House back then.

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First row, President Barack Obama poses for photos with members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins including head coach Don Shula (right), quarterback Bob Griese (left), and running back Larry Csonka (4th left) during an East Room event on August 20, 2013 at the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama hosted the undefeated 1972 Super Bowl champions who didn't get the chance to be honored at the White House back then.

Obama ’12 = Dolphins ’72: ‘Undefeated’

There may be some reasons that President Barack Obama invited the survivors of the 1972 Miami Dolphins team, only undefeated team in the league, to the White House today: 1972 Dolphins Coach Don Shula, in a wheelchair, presents Pres Obama...

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Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints points out the defense of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints points out the defense of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

SEC Nominee vs. Saints Defensive Line

Written with Cheyenne Hopkins How can a U.S. senator score easy points with home-state voters? Focus on football when others are talking about the minutiae of Wall Street regulation. Sen. David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, plans to cross-examine Mary Jo White next week...

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Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Ravens won 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Feb. 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Ravens won 34-31 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Feb. 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Law vs. Bozell: How Ray Lewis Fits In Picture

Steven Law, one of the strategists with Karl Rove in the Conservative Victory Project, said this morning on Laura Ingraham’s radio show that the group is compatible with the Tea Party, adding that it would back a wide range of...

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