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The Michigan State Spartans bench late in the game against the Connecticut Huskies during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City.

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The Michigan State Spartans bench late in the game against the Connecticut Huskies during the East Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014 in New York City.

Obama’s Bracket Busted: UConn ‘Bandwagon’ Welcomes President

President Barack Obama’s bracket is busted. With Michigan State’s loss to the University of Connecticut in the NCAA basketball finals, so goes the president’s prediction for the tournament winner. This lowers the March Madness predictive record of the hoops-in-chief to...

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) holds up a University of Louisville Cardinal's magazine during a brief news conference outside the Senate chamber at the U.S. Capitol on July 23, 2013.

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) holds up a University of Louisville Cardinal's magazine during a brief news conference outside the Senate chamber at the U.S. Capitol on July 23, 2013.

McConnell Mum on Bluegrass Showdown

This isn’t the first politician whose school loyalty is tested at a critical time in the life of his team — and his own political existence. Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader from Kentucky, is a big fan of alma...

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The Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski presents President Barack Obama with a copy of the NCAA bracket during an event in honor of the NCAA Men's Basketball Champion Duke Blue Devils.

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The Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski presents President Barack Obama with a copy of the NCAA bracket during an event in honor of the NCAA Men's Basketball Champion Duke Blue Devils.

Obama’s NCAA Picks: One for Five

Never mind Ukraine. Forget about Syria. And Edward Snowden? Long gone. Today, President Barack Obama addressed the issue gripping much of Washington and water-cooler crowds everywhere: He picked Michigan State to win the men’s championship in the annual ritual of...

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The Connecticut Huskies react after defeating the Butler Bulldogs to win the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament by a score of 53-41 at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas.

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The Connecticut Huskies react after defeating the Butler Bulldogs to win the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament by a score of 53-41 at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas.

NCAA Seeds: Full-Court DC Press

March Madness is in full swing. And Congress is in session, even if the government is in sequestration. Regardless of whether you’re rooting for the Harvard Crimson, the Great Danes of Albany or The Hoyas of Georgetown, everyone wants one...

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President Barack Obama, right, with David Cameron, U.K. prime minister, in New York, on Sept. 21, 2011.

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President Barack Obama, right, with David Cameron, U.K. prime minister, in New York, on Sept. 21, 2011.

Magic Number of the Day: 269,400

  That’s how many manufacturing jobs Ohio has lost in the past 10 years. President Obama heads to Ohio today with British Prime Minister David Cameron, not to talk manufacturing jobs, but to watch the start of March Madness. The...

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