NCAA Tournament Bracket: President Obama Picks Indiana As Winner

NCAA Tournament Bracket President Obama Picks Indiana As WinnerAs has become tradition, President Obama selected his bracket in front of ESPN’s cameras, accompanied by college basketball analyst Andy Katz.

‘Ohio State defeating Wisconsin’

In the Midwest region, the Louisville pick makes sense. However, President Obama has them beating Duke in the Elite Eight. For the most part, the President sticks with chalk in the Midwest. His only notable “upset” is Cincinnati defeating Creighton in the round of 64.

In the West, President Obama has Ohio State defeating Wisconsin to advance to the Final Four. The President isn’t so quick to dismiss Gonzaga, advancing them to the Sweet 16. But he is quick to dismiss Kansas State, already predicting the winner of the Boise State versus La Salle play-in game will beat the Wildcats in the round of 64. He also likes Belmont over Arizona, a popular upset pick and one I’m also projecting.

‘Indiana winning the national title’

In the South, the President is projecting Florida to beat Michigan to advance to the Final Four. President Obama has two upset picks in the round of 64 on the bottom portion of the bracket, rolling with Minnesota over UCLA—I’m with you, Mr. President—and Oklahoma over San Diego State.

Finally, we go to the East region, where the President has Indiana defeating Miami to reach the Final Four. It’s hard to argue with either selection.  However, you could make the argument that Miami deserved to be a No. 1 seed. In fact, the Hurricanes are the first ACC team ever to win the regular-season title and conference tournament and not earn a No. 1 seed.

In the Final Four, President Obama sees Indiana defeating Florida, Louisville defeating Ohio State and Indiana winning the national title.

Do you think President Obama’s prediction of the NCAA tournament will come true? Which team are you rooting for?

Source: Timothy Rapp, Bleacher Report

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DHS Releasing Illegal Immigrants Before Sequester

DHS Releasing Illegal Immigrants Before SequesterThe Department of Homeland Security has started releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants held in local jails in anticipation of automatic budget cuts, in a move one Arizona sheriff called politically motivated — and dangerous.

‘Safety of the public is threatened’

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Tuesday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement released more than 500 detainees in his county alone over the weekend. A spokesman for Babeu told that ICE officials have said they plan to release a total of nearly 10,000 illegal immigrants. Babeu described the move as a “mass budget pardon” and suggested the administration was going to unnecessary lengths to demonstrate the impact of the so-called sequester.

“President Obama would never release 500 criminal illegals to the streets of his hometown, yet he has no problem with releasing them in Arizona. The safety of the public is threatened and the rule of law discarded as a political tactic in this sequester battle,” he said.

‘Devastating impacts’

An ICE spokeswoman confirmed the plans without specifying how many illegal immigrants might be released. Spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said ICE had directed field offices to make sure the “detained population” is “in line with available funding.” She stressed that ICE would continue to prosecute the cases while keeping them under supervision.

Republicans in Congress, though, have challenged the numerous Obama Cabinet secretaries warning about the devastating impact to their departments. With cuts set to take effect Friday and no deal in sight to avert them, Republicans claim the administration is trying to make the cuts seem worse than they are — some want to give the administration more leeway so that high-priority agencies don’t get hit as hard.

Do you think releasing these illegal immigrants will indeed threaten the safety of the community? Feel free to air out your thoughts regarding this national issue!

Source: Fox News

Image: MSN