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“We did not license the footage and have contacted the senator’s campaign about removing it,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said.

The Feingold campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Polls show Mr. Feingold slightly trailing his opponent, political newcomer Ron Johnson of Oshkosh, with four weeks left before the general election.

Mr. Feingold says in the ad that football celebrations such as the ones shown are called “excessive celebration,” punishable by fines and 15-yard penalties.

“It’s exactly the kind of behavior the corporate special interests and Ron Johnson are engaging in,” he says.


Presidential seal takes a tumble

The presidential seal fell off President Barack Obama’s podium and clattered to the stage as Mr. Obama delivered a speech to a women’s conference in downtown Washington Tuesday evening.

The president was joking with the audience and getting some laughs when he realized what happened. “All of you know who I am,” he quipped.

Mr. Obama told the audience that somebody in the back of the large room was really nervous, referring to the staffer who hung the seal on the front of the lectern so precariously.

The seal fell about halfway through the president’s remarks to Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women Summit” Tuesday at Carnegie Mellon Auditorium in Washington.


First lady asks supporters for cash

First lady Michelle Obama is asking her husband’s supporters to pitch in with cash to help Democrats re-create the get-out-the-vote machine that helped deliver Barack Obama to the White House two years ago.

In an e-mail sent Monday from the president’s political arm, Mrs. Obama asked for donations as small as $3. She wrote that each dollar donated would be matched by another supporter as Democrats hope to fend off emboldened Republicans who could take the majority of the House and possibly the Senate.

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