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Column: Politics extends to legendary golfers?

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HOLLYWOOD - God Bless America and how's everybody?

Jack Nicklaus was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal Tuesday by House and Senate leaders Tuesday in the Rotunda. John Boehner easily mustered a unanimous vote to honor Nicklaus. That's because word leaked from the White House that President Obama plans to honor Arnold Palmer.

Martin Sheen's President Bartlett on the West Wing ran forty points ahead of President Obama in a presidential popularity poll Tuesday. He's loved. Martin Sheen will get an honorary degree in June at the University of Dayton and his son Charlie Sheen will be made an honorary member of a fraternity.

Mad Men star Joe Hamm completed a twenty-eight day rehab for alcohol dependency Tuesday at a rehab in Connecticut. The TV show is the story of a brilliant huckster who makes it to the top of the ad world by drinking and sleeping around. Now that he's quit drinking, he's going to run for president.

The Rolling Stones announced plans to launch a summer tour of the United States, Canada and England where the rock group continues selling out year after year. It's time they retired. During last year's shows, their light show consisted of a bunch of cars onstage with their left-hand turn blinkers on.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed reporters after the NFL owners met at the Arizona Biltmore on Wednesday. Among other issues Roger said that he will rule on Adrian Peterson's eligibility in three weeks. Adrian Peterson is the only NFL player whose injury report lists how his kids are doing.

SAE member Levi Petit apologized Tuesday for leading a racist chant that got him expelled and SAE kicked off the OU campus. It drew White House attention. National SecurityAdvisor Susan Rice went on the Sunday talk shows and said Levi Petit served Sigma Alpha Epsilon with honor and distinction.

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