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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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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.

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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.

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.

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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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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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