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Presidential envy? 'Official' jackets now politically trendy

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U.S. President Barack Obama waves at a campaign event at Austin Straubel Airport International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Nov. 1.

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Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno visit and thank first responders after touring flood damaged areas in Moonachie, N.J. on Nov. 1.

From the President to local officials, our leaders love their personalized jackets (or fleece, in the case of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie). Last night on Rock Center, Brian Williams lightheartedly poked fun at government officials' "Air Force One jacket envy" after a slew of official, monogrammed jackets were seen this past week when leaders hit the streets surveying damage from Hurricane Sandy.

"If you are anyone else but the president, you are at an instant garment disadvantage," says Williams. Check out the video (below) to see how other leaders try to make up for their handicap (and learn about how Christie possibly one-upped them all with his personalized yarmulke).


From Chris Christie's "Governor" fleece, to that flag lady at Obama's acceptance speech, to a new device that makes staff meetings more peaceful, Brian Williams reports on this week's trending headlines.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker speaks during a news conference at the Office of Emergency Management in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, on Oct. 29, in Newark, N.J.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to members of the media about recovering efforts after Hurricane Sandy, on Oct. 31, in Long Beach, New York.

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