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Obama on Packers, Bears: 'There's always next year'

7:12 AM, Jan. 31, 2014
President Barack Obama speaks at General Electric's gas engine facility in Waukesha on Thursday morning.
President Barack Obama speaks at General Electric's gas engine facility in Waukesha on Thursday morning.
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Whenever he visits Wisconsin, President Barack Obama must perform what for him is a less-than-pleasant duty: Praising the Green Bay Packers.

Obama - a long-time fan of the Packers' main rival, the Chicago Bears - made the best of it on Thursday, focusing instead on Packers fans (and voters).

"Now, I've always appreciated the hospitality that Packer Country gives a Bears fan," Obama said during a visit to a General Electric plant in Waukesha. ...

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