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From the Super Bowl ad aired by Mayors Against illegal Guns.

From the Super Bowl ad aired by Mayors Against illegal Guns.

Mayors’ Super Bowl Gun-Control Ad: Hail Mary Against the NRA’s Defense

There is no higher-priced ad than a Super Bowl commercial. And there is no higher-stakes fight than the one that the nation’s mayors are waging against the National Rifle Association. In the truest tradition of opposition research, the mayors’ “Demand...

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San Francisco 49ers guard Joe Looney is interviewed during the Super Bowl XLVII Media Day at the Superdome on Jan. 29, 2013 in New Orleans.

Photograph by Ben Liebenberg/AP Photo

San Francisco 49ers guard Joe Looney is interviewed during the Super Bowl XLVII Media Day at the Superdome on Jan. 29, 2013 in New Orleans.

Super Bowl Crackdown: ICE in Action

The folks at the Border Patrol aren’t taking all the criticism about lax enforcement lying down. For all the flak that  U.S. Immigration and Customs takes from members of Congress for the influx of undocumented immigrants across that 2,000-mile border...

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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.

Photograph by Robert E. Klein/AP Photo

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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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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Cleveland Browns' new owner Jimmy Haslam sits in the "Dog Pound" in the first half of their game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 24, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Cleveland Browns' new owner Jimmy Haslam sits in the "Dog Pound" in the first half of their game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 24, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.

New Browns Owner Joins Colleagues in Backing Republicans

Jimmy Haslam III, approved this week as new owner of the Cleveland Browns, will feel right at home during league meetings when the discussion turns to politics. Many more National Football League owners support Republicans over Democrats, and Haslam is...

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Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on Sept. 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on Sept. 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

NFL Ref Deal News to Romney?

There are a lot of things that require situational awareness when one is running for president. Sometimes it’s the latest economic statistics. Sometimes it’s the latest foreign policy crisis. Sometimes it’s sports or pop culture. Sports –something President Barack Obama...

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Referee Pete Morelli #135 and other officials take the field before the start of the Washington Redskins taking on the Arizona Cardinals at FedExField on Sept. 18, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.

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Referee Pete Morelli #135 and other officials take the field before the start of the Washington Redskins taking on the Arizona Cardinals at FedExField on Sept. 18, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.

NFL Refs: `Great Day for America’

President Barack Obama is “very pleased” that the National Football League’s referees have settled their differences with team owners. So says Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, in a gaggle aboard the president’s airplane today en route to a...

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Supporters cheer during a campaign rally of Mitt Romney and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan on Sept. 25, 2012 in Vandalia, Ohio.

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Supporters cheer during a campaign rally of Mitt Romney and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan on Sept. 25, 2012 in Vandalia, Ohio.

Washington Daybook: Oh, Oh, Ohio

Mitt Romney says his running mate, Paul Ryan, was angry that the Green Bay Packers lost this week on a disputed last-second desperation pass. Romney, campaigning in Ohio today, may need a Hail Mary pass of his own. With 41...

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