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President Barack Obama (with the players, coaches and executives of the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks and their coach Pete Carroll in the East Room of the White House on May 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama (with the players, coaches and executives of the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks and their coach Pete Carroll in the East Room of the White House on May 21, 2014 in Washington, DC.

D.C. Scene: Seahawks, Brokaw

Shortly before President Barack Obama arrived in the East Room yesterday, the assembled crowd cheered spontaneously: “Sea-hawks, Sea-hawks!” “Let’s give it up for this quiet, reserved bunch called the Seattle Seahawks,” joked the president, flanked by players and coaches from...

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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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In the days after Hurricane Sandy, heavy traffic was pictured exiting the George Washington Bridge onto the Henry Hudson Parkway as morning commuters drove into Manhattan on Nov. 1, 2012. In Septermber 2013, officials ordered another traffic jam for which New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is paying a political price today. Photo by Stan Honda / AFP/Getty Images

In the days after Hurricane Sandy, heavy traffic was pictured exiting the George Washington Bridge onto the Henry Hudson Parkway as morning commuters drove into Manhattan on Nov. 1, 2012. In Septermber 2013, officials ordered another traffic jam for which New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is paying a political price today. Photo by Stan Honda / AFP/Getty Images

Christie’s Game Day XLVIII Plays Into DNC’s ‘Big Game’ 2016

Game Day. This is the day the Super Bowl in the Meadowlands was supposed to showcase the place that could withstand anything, even the wrath of  “Superstorm Sandy.” Instead, it’s a ripe occasion for the Democratic National Committee to focus...

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Fans of both teams visit Super Bowl Boulevard in New York on Jan. 30.

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Fans of both teams visit Super Bowl Boulevard in New York on Jan. 30.

Super Bowl Rivals Almost Exactly Equal in Size (Population Wise)

Whether Super Bowl XLVIII will be a close game remains to be seen. What is known is that Seattle and Denver are two pretty evenly matched cities, population wise. As it’s prone to do for special events, the U.S. Census...

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Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos at a press conference on Jan. 29, 2014 in Jersey City, N.J.

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Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos at a press conference on Jan. 29, 2014 in Jersey City, N.J.

Peyton Manning: Colorado’s Tallest (6′ 4”) Mountain in ‘Broncos-Mania’

Colorado has 53 mountain peaks topping 14,000 feet. The Super Bowl-bound Denver Broncos have 53 active players. Now the governor of Colorado, in a fit of Super Bowl madness, is naming each of the mountains for each of the players....

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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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The Olympic Rings outside Sochi International Airport on Jan 8, 2014 in Alder, Russia.

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The Olympic Rings outside Sochi International Airport on Jan 8, 2014 in Alder, Russia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 51%

About 51 percent of Americans say they are “especially looking forward to” the 2014 midterm elections, according to the Pew Research Center. That’s not far off the 58 percent who said the same about the Winter Olympics, which kick off...

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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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