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May 21, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Obama to Seattle Seahawks: ‘I root for the underdog’

WASHINGTON — President Obama hailed the Seattle Seahawks as fellow underdogs during a White House ceremony Wednesday to honor the reigning Super Bowl champions. Speaking before a packed audience in the East Room, Obama singled out several players for notable achievements, including quarterback Russell Wilson, who despite his undersized stature has “been proving the doubters wrong for a…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, Sports | Topics: President Obama, Seattle Seahawks, White House

May 21, 2014 at 11:47 AM

UPDATE: Players, coach Carroll make an appearance outside the White House

UPDATE: 12:30 p.m. | For the 75 fans who, in some cases, waited for 5 hours to see the Hawks, it was worth it. They were allowed to wait by the buses transporting the team. Bobby Wagner, Michael Bennett, and Jermaine Kearse were among those signing autographs. Pete Carroll spent a long time with…

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Comments | More in General news, Sports | Topics: Seahawks, sports, White House

August 9, 2012 at 1:20 PM

White House to honor Rainier Beach High’s PTSA president

Rainier Beach High School advocate Carlina Brown will be recognized as a 2012 Champion of Change Friday at the White House. Brown, president of the school’s Parent Teacher Student Association, was first notified in an email that her efforts to get more parents involved in the school and in their children’s education were being recognized…

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Comments | More in Education, Homepage | Topics: Carlina Brown, PTA, PTSA

December 19, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Politics: The topic that drew the most comments in 2011

The legions of regular commenters on seattletimes.com sure found plenty to argue about in 2011, thanks many times to politicians. Here’s the Top-10 list: (By the way, you’ll notice there’s often a difference between the headline on the comment thread and the one on the story. That’s because the comments-thread headline keeps the first…

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Comments | More in 2011 | A look back | Topics: comments, GOP, Gregoire