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Political columnist on Christie, King 'brass knuckle' politics

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John Phillips Avlon, senior columnist for Newsweek and the Daily Beast, says GOP House leaders were pressured by some old fashioned brass knuckle politics to get a vote on a Sandy relief bill back on the table.

"This really was (brass knuckle politics). This is a local issue that really matters to all of us who have friends that are still digging out. Peter King and Chris Christie deserve all the credit in the world because their one-two punch, their blistering attack at the incompetence, division in Congress made all the difference because John Boehner back tracked within a few hours," said Avlon.

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