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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | November 26, 2003
PHILADELPHIA - If fertile ground ever existed for the possibility of a classic upset, it lies on the surface of Lincoln Financial Field. Army and Navy - going in opposite directions in their football programs - meet for the 104th renewal of their classic rivalry Dec. 6 with everything to gain, but for different reasons. Navy has a lot to lose, particularly sole possession of the Commander in Chief's Trophy for the first time since 1981, an 8-4 record (the academy's best since 1996) and a potential appearance in a postseason game.
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By LEONARD PITTS JR | November 6, 2005
WASHINGTON -- Would you mind if we talk about Geena Davis? In a recent column, I spent a few minutes discussing her new TV show, Commander in Chief, in which she plays the first female president. My aim was to explore what this said about changing gender roles, but that wasn't how Frank, a reader of mine, took it. We had a brief exchange by e-mail, which I share with you now in its entirety: Frank: "Commander In Chief is about a liberal woman president. What is new? Hollywood loves liberals.
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By STEVE CHAPMAN | March 20, 2006
CHICAGO -- Sen. Russ Feingold, a Wisconsin Democrat, thinks President Bush broke the law with his secret program to eavesdrop on Americans, and he wants Congress to censure Mr. Bush. He's right about the lawbreaking but wrong to think censure is the answer. That might give Americans the impression that Congress is something more than a supine slave of partisan interests. Nothing could be further from the truth. Republicans on Capitol Hill, presented with the censure resolution, practically trampled each other to prove their slobbering devotion to the president.
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By Paul West and Paul West,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 29, 2004
NEW YORK - When President Bush journeys to this city for the Republican convention, he won't revisit the World Trade Center site. He doesn't need to. Fighting terrorism is already ground zero in Bush's re-election quest. Reminders of Sept. 11 - and the president's leadership after that disaster - go to the heart of his campaign strategy and will likely dominate news out of the Republican convention over the next four days. Bush's handling of the war on terrorism is the one issue, above all others, that can earn him a second term, according to strategists in both parties.
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By JOHN ANDERSON and JOHN ANDERSON,NEWSDAY | March 19, 2006
LOS ANGELES -- There's that old Canadian joke," Donald Sutherland is saying, "about the Brit, the Frenchman and the Canadian, who are going to be executed. And they're given a last wish. The Brit says he'd like a cup of tea with milk and sugar. The Canadian says he'd like 15 minutes to talk about Canadian identity. And the Frenchman says he'd like to be shot before the Canadian." Sutherland, who has played his share of iconic Americans -- Hawkeye Pierce in Robert Altman's M*A*S*H, the father in Ordinary People, the pot-befogged professor in Animal House and, right now, nefarious House speaker Nathan Templeton in TV's Commander in Chief -- is himself Canadian.
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May 7, 2011
President Obama chose the time, method, and strategy for addressing the terrorist threat posed by Osama bin Laden. He was responsible for the decision, and he was accountable for the results. No matter what point of view you might hold, this president must be credited for effective leadership and management as a commander-in-chief, consoler-in-chief, comedian-in-chief and educator-in-chief. Very few individuals could deal with a weather-related catastrophic situation on Friday morning, provide an inspirational speech at a college commencement on Friday afternoon, attend and actively participate in a formal White House Correspondent's dinner on Saturday evening, play golf on Sunday morning and all the while manage a major event impacting the safety of civilized society by Sunday night.
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The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2013
President Barack Obama awarded Navy's football team with the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy on Thursday afternoon in the East Room at the White House. Here are the president's remarks: Hello, everybody.  (Applause.)  Hello.  Please, everybody have a seat.  Well, good afternoon.  Welcome to the White House.  I want to start by recognizing Coach Ken Niumatalolo, my fellow Hawaiian, for being here once again -- where is he?  There he is right here.  (Laughter.)  Hard to miss him.  Give him a big round of applause.  (Applause.)
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By Gene Wang, The Washington Post | October 1, 2010
Normally on display in the rotunda of the Naval Academy's Bancroft Hall, the Commander in Chief's Trophy this week rested smack dab in the center of the football team's locker room. Conspicuous placement of the hardware — presented annually to the service academy with the best head-to-head record among the three — was at the top of coach Ken Niumatalolo's motivational checklist in advance of the Midshipmen's game at Air Force on Saturday. It also was a rare instance this decade in which the trophy changed locations.
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | June 12, 2006
BOSTON -- Remember when we were told that a woman who wanted the top job had to be twice as good as a man? The first woman in any post would be inspected with a microscope and dismissed for the smallest flaw. Now the first female president of United States of Television has failed to get a second term, excuse me, a second season, because she was too good to be true. Is this progress? Or is it yet another double bind? This week is the last episode of Commander in Chief. Geena Davis' star turn as the first female president was heralded as a breakthrough last fall.
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