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February 6, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Peyton Manning could not be consoled, says Gov. Inslee

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee says he felt bad for Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning when he encountered him walking alone after the Seahawks trounced his team 43 to 8 this past Sunday in the Super Bowl. Inslee was leaving MetLife Stadium down a long hallway when he saw the quarterback. “He’s all alone. There was no entourage…

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January 28, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Nancy Pelosi pays up after losing Super Bowl bet against Seahawks

WASHINGTON — No Michael Crabtree-Richard Sherman rivalry here. A smiling House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday afternoon made good on the bounty she promised Washington congressional Democrats if the Seattle Seahawks eliminated the San Francisco 49ers from their Super Bowl march. Nine days after the 49ers’ defeat, Pelosi invited six of her colleagues from Washington…

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January 10, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Patty Murray and Paul Ryan agree Seahawk Russell Wilson rocks

WASHINGTON — They forged the first bipartisan federal budget plan since 2009. Now Patty Murray and Paul Ryan found another common ground: they both like Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Murray, a Washington Democrat, on Friday presented the Wisconsin Republican with Wilson’s autographed jersey ahead of the Seahawks’ playoff opener Saturday against the New Orleans…

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January 8, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell hoist Seahawks flag on Capitol

WASHINGTON — Seattle Seahawks blue and white flew briefly in the nation’s capital Wednesday, as Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray hoisted the “12th Man” flag on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. The Washington Democrats were among fans participating in “Hawkitecture” by displaying the flag in front of various buildings. Murray and Cantwell held up…

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September 25, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Obama calls Seahawks-Packers touchdown call “terrible”

WASHINGTON — President Obama weighed in Tuesday on the controversial officiating at the Seahawks-Packers game last night, calling the disputed call that gave Seattle a game-winning touchdown “terrible.” Obama made the comment shortly after arriving back at the White House at 2:50 p.m. from New York, where he addressed the United Nations General Assembly regarding Iran. As…

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