Party Lines

Obama's Super Bowl Bash

Brownies and bipartisanship were on the menu at the White House Super Bowl bash, with the president entertaining football fans from both sides of the aisle. CNN reports the 40-seat White House theater was filled to capacity and guests, along with dozens of their Wii-playing children, spilled over into the East Room. Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks, who voted against the president’s stimulus package earlier in the week, said he enjoyed himself despite losing a bet to Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Mike Doyle. (Franks has to wear a Steelers jersey on the House floor Wednesday.) The group kept the rivalry to football and left politics aside for the night.