Talking Points: Redskins rivalry, Ben Affleck, 'Come Together'

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How often have the Redskins beaten the Cowboys?

The NFL rivals will be meeting for the 105th time when they play in Washington Sunday. The matchup, which Sports Illustrated once dubbed "one of the greatest in sports," dates back to 1960, when the Dallas Cowboys first entered the league as an expansion team. Since then, the Skins have beaten Dallas 41 times. The Cowboys, however, have beaten the Skins 62 times. The teams tied twice.

Why won't Ben Affleck run for the U.S. Senate?

The film star and director of "Argo," who grew up in Cambridge, Mass., toyed with the possibility of running for the soon-to-be-open seat of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who is being tapped to become President Obama's next secretary of state. But Affleck, 40, said he has other priorities at the moment, including his Eastern Congo Initiative, a nonprofit group helping the impoverished Central African nation.

Why are Starbucks baristas writing 'Come Together' on coffee cups?

D.C. Starbucks stores are putting the handwritten message on every cup of coffee they sell to send a message to Congress that it needs to reach a bipartisan agreement that would avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, a combination of massive tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect on Jan. 1. Company CEO Howard Schultz ordered the messaging "to use our company's scale for good."

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By the staff of
The Washington Examiner