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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) says in a new interview that Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the early 1990s, beat him in a drunken arm-wrestling match to decide who won the Cold War.

And no, that's not hyperbole.

Rohrabacher told KPCC-FM that Putin and two other Russian politicians were in Washington, D.C., and  Rohrabacher invited them to play touch football. They all wound up at a local bar — Kelly's Irish Times — afterward. But rather than summarize it all, we thought it best just to let Rohrabacher tell it: