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Obama Super Bowl party will be a bipartisan affair


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POSTED: Saturday, January 31, 2009

WASHINGTON » He met at the White House with congressional leaders from both parties. He went to Capitol Hill for private meetings with House and Senate Republicans. President Barack Obama even schmoozed with a group over cocktails at the executive mansion.

 

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» Who: Pittburgh Steelers vs.
Arizona Cardinals
» When: 1 p.m. tomorrow
» Where: Tampa, Fla.
» TV: KHNL, Ch. 8
» Line: Steelers by 6 1/2

 

How far is he willing to press his push for bipartisanship? All the way to the Super Bowl.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers, a bit heavier on Democrats and those from Pennsylvania, has been invited to join Obama at the White House to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Arizona Cardinals in the fight for NFL bragging rights.

Obama said this week that he would root for Pittsburgh.

The White House released the guest list yesterday.

The invited lawmakers are: Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa.; Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; and Arlen Specter, R-Pa.; and Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.; Artur Davis, D-Ala.; Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.; Charlie Dent, R-Pa.; Mike Doyle, D-Pa.; Trent Franks, R-Ariz.; Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.; Paul Hodes, D-N.H.; Patrick Murphy, D-Pa.; Fred Upton, R-Mich.; and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.