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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Read this: Chris Christie’s weight; Washington Monument climbers

Christie with President Obama this month. (Charles Dharapak/AP)
If elected, Chris Christie would be the largest president since William Howard Taft a century ago. We used to have husky guys in the White House all the time, reports Al Kamen, so why did they get thinner while the rest of us got fatter? Because of TV, which adds 10 pounds. Meanwhile, Gene Robinson argues that Christie’s weight is a big problem. (See also, Chris Christie’s greatest YouTube hits, and everything you want to know about Christie’s home, family, hobbies.)

(Courtesy of National Park Service)

Meet real-life superhero Emma Cardini — one of the engineers boldly scaling the Washington Monument as we speak. She’s not afraid of heights, just sunburn.

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