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Obama and Boehner congratulate U.S. men's hockey on win over Russia

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The U.S. victory over Russia in men’s hockey Saturday in the Winter Olympics prompted by some bipartisan chest-thumping back home by President Obama and other officials.

“Congrats to T.J. Oshie and the U.S. men’s hockey team on a huge win! Never stop believing in miracles. #GoTeamUSA,” Mr. Obama wrote on the White House Twitter account.

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To celebrate, Mr. Obama went out to play a round of golf at the Sunnylands retreat in southern California, where he is spending the holiday weekend after a meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan.

Speaker John A. Boehner exulted about the U.S. hockey win on Twitter: “Give this a RT to congratulate @usahockey on beating Russia — and Putin, too! #DawnsEarlyLight.”

And White House national security adviser Susan E. Rice commented on Twitter: “U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A! Congrats to Men’s Hockey team on thrilling win over Russia.”

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