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Visiting Red Sox give capital a focus on unity

WASHINGTON — For a fleeting moment, in a town unable to agree on much of anything, politicians and just about everyone around them dropped what they were doing on Tuesday morning and came to consensus on one thing: David Ortiz is awesome.

There was Senator Kelly Ayotte, the Republican from New Hampshire, posing in her green Sox cap with Ortiz. And strolling across the White House lawn was Michael Steel, the spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, who typically blasts out press releases slamming President Obama.

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