Box Seats: Political Football


Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 12/31/2010

Political Football: Seeking help in the Midwest

Sen. Chuck Schumer's Giants need the Bears' help; he reaches out to Illinois senator and roommate Dick Durbin. Let's get straight to the prediction: the Giants will win. Since 1932, the Giants and Redskins have faced each other every year,...

By Sen. Charles Schumer  |  05:25 PM ET, 12/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Political Football

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 12/16/2010

Political Football: Changing of the guard

Texas Sen. John Cornyn on Washington's beleaguered leaders It was a cold January day when hope and change came to Washington. When the sun set over the Potomac that day, a changing of the guard took place that would leave...

By Sen. John Cornyn  |  06:00 PM ET, 12/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 12/10/2010

Political Football: Dysfunction in D.C., Snyderville

Florida Sen. George LeMieux notes some similarities between the federal government and the Redskins. I've only been in Washington fifteen months, but in that brief time I've seen some pretty amazing things. Our government borrows money from China to pay...

By Sen. George LeMieux  |  04:58 PM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 12/04/2010

Political Football: Time to call Shuler, a Dem who won this year

If this is New York Rep. Anthony Weiner restraining himself, don't get him angry: I'm sure The Washington Post asked me to write this column this week because of my wildly overstated penchant for trash talk. I'll do my best,...

By Rep. Anthony Weiner  |  11:04 AM ET, 12/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 11/19/2010

Political Football: 'Don't learn from Tennessee'

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, from Tennessee's seventh district, says that Washington can learn a lot from Tennessee, but hopes those lessons don't carry over to the gridiron. I have often said that Washington should pay heed to the hard-learned lessons from...

By Rep. Marsha Blackburn  |  02:48 PM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Political Football | Tags:  Political Football, Redskins-Titans

Posted at 09:34 PM ET, 11/18/2010

Political Football: Grand Ole Titans

Nashville Rep. Jim Cooper offers some southern hospitality to Redskins fans, but not for the team. Welcome to Nashville, Redskins fans. We hope you enjoy some southern hospitality during your stay in Music City. Get out and see the sights...

By Rep. Jim Cooper  |  09:34 PM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 10/29/2010

Political Football: Ghost of Lions games past

Michigan Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm predicts Sunday's result will feel frighteningly familiar to the Redskins. Sunday's game between the Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins is on Halloween, a scary prospect for the Redskins. The last time the Redskins played...

By Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm  |  08:39 AM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Political Football

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/22/2010

Political Football: Chicago has already won

Chicago Rep. Mike Quigley, a long-time fan of his city's sports teams, believes this weekend's inter-city competition already has been decided. While neither Chicago nor D.C. has hoisted a Super Bowl trophy in several years, we in the Windy City...

By Rep. Mike Quigley  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Political Football

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 10/14/2010

Political Football: Divided loyalty? Not quite

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was OMB director for former President George W. Bush. But these days Peyton Manning is his commander in chief. First, you have to know that I spent two decades as an irrationally passionate Redskins fan. I...

By Gov. Mitch Daniels  |  12:04 PM ET, 10/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Political Football

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 10/07/2010

Political Football: Redskins untouched by recovery

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, whose home state Green Bay Packers play the Redskins this weekend, wonders when the recovery will reach FedEx Field. Washington has experienced a lot of change recently. First, we elected Barack Obama as President, and now...

By Redskins-Packers, Green Bay-Washington, Gov. Jim Doyle, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers and Minnesota Vikings  |  03:05 PM ET, 10/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Political Football

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/30/2010

Pa. governor: We miss McNabb but Vick is key to victory

Edward G. Rendell is the governor of Pennsylvania and a regular post-game television analyst for Philadelphia Eagles games. October 3rd will go down as one of the wildest nights in the wild and wacky sports history of Philadelphia -- perhaps...

By Gov. Edward G. Rendell  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Political Football

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/23/2010

Political Football: Bad memories of Rigginomics in St. Louis

Former St. Louis Rep. Richard A. Gephardt was majority leader of the House from 1989-94. He is now president and chief executive officer of Gephardt Government Affairs. This Sunday presents us all with an opportunity to shift our focus outside...

By Richard A. Gephardt  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Political Football, Political Football | Tags:  Political Football, Redskins

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/16/2010

Houston Mayor: Redskins rely on Texas leadership

In this week's "Political Football," Houston Mayor Annise Parker notes the Redskins reliance on Texas-bred coaching: Washington has long depended on the state of Texas for great leadership. The Washington Redskins are no exception. Our great state has sent many...

By Houston Mayor Annise Parker  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Political Football | Tags:  Political Football, Redskins

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 09/10/2010

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Rivalry? What rivalry?

Texas Governor Rick Perry weighs in on the Cowboys-Redskins rivalry as the season opener nears: At times, Texas and Washington have been known to butt heads over matters of policy.                                                                               Personally, I prefer it when Washingtonians are targeting their...

By Gov. Rick Perry  |  02:20 PM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Political Football | Tags:  Redskins, Rick Perry