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HuffPost Sports tournament coverage

At last, the field of 68 teams for the 2012 men’s NCAA basketball tournament has been revealed. It’s time to print your brackets and get started distinguishing the unheralded Cinderella squads who will be wearing glass high tops from those high-profile pretenders who don’t have what it takes to navigate the madness of March.

Click HERE for a printable 2012 NCAA tournament bracket!

With the conclusion of various conference tournaments, the selection committee weighed the merits of all teams hoping for a ticket to the dance and burst the bubbles of those not deemed worthy. The field is revealed and the brackets are being printed (CLICK HERE) and we’re just days away from the entire nation being overwhelmed by March Madness.

Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina and Michigan State claimed the No. 1 seeds, with the Wildcats earning the top overall seed after completing a dominant 32-2 season out of the SEC. Although coach Cal’s ‘Cats were upset by Vanderbilt in the final of the SEC Tournament there is no doubting their dominance over the long haul of the season.

The four first round games — popularly referred to as the play-in games — will be contested on March 13 and 14 in Dayton and the full-fledged wall-to-wall chaos will begin with the second round on March 15-16. The third round will run through the 17 and 18, while the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games will go through the 22-25.

The 2012 Final Four will take place in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the national semifinals will tip off on March 31 with the championship game to be played on April 2.

Scroll down to check out the seeds.


1. North Carolina
2. Kansas
3. Georgetown
4. Michigan 
5. Temple
6. San Diego State
7. St. Mary’s
8. Creighton 
9. Alabama 
10. Purdue
11. NC State
12.* California/South Florida
13. Ohio
14. Belmont
15. Detroit
16.* Lamar/Vermont


1. Michigan State 
2. Missouri
3. Marquette
4. Louisville 
5. New Mexico 
6. Murray State
7. Florida
8. Memphis 
9. Saint Louis 
10. Virginia
11. Colorado State
12. Long Beach State 
13. Davidson
14. BYU/Iona
15. Norfolk State 
16. LIU-Brooklyn


1. Syracuse
2. Ohio State
3. Florida State
4. Wisconsin
5. Vanderbilt 
6. Cincinnati
7. Gonzaga 
8. Kansas State 
9. Southern Mississippi 
10. West Virginia 
11. Texas
12. Harvard 
13. Montana
14. St. Bonaventure 
15. Loyola (MD)
16. UNC-Asheville


1. Kentucky
2. Duke
3. Baylor
4. Indiana
5. Wichita State
7. Notre Dame
8. Iowa State
9. UConn
10. Xavier
11. Colorado
12. VCU
13. New Mexico State 
14. South Dakota State
15. Lehigh
16. Mississippi Valley State / Western Kentucky

From live blogs of all the in-game action to comprehensive coverage of all the madness, on and off the court, throughout the duration of the Big Dance will bring you all the madness that you can handle.

Twenty years of Justice Thomas – Politics and Public Opinion – AEI

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This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of Clarence Thomass appointment to the Supreme Court. In his first two decades on the bench, Justice Thomas has established himself as the original Constitutions greatest defender against elite efforts at social engineering. His stances for limited government and individual freedom make him the lefts lightning rod and the tea partys intellectual godfather. And he is only halfway through the 40 years he may sit on the high court.

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Social Security Press Office: Patty Duke Turns 65, Applies Online for Social Security and Medicare benefits


After years of telling people they can apply online for Social Security in their pajamas, Patty Duke has taken her own advice.  Duke, who turns 65 today, applied online for retirement and Medicare benefits from home

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“I had no idea this would be such a momentous occasion,” said Duke, who for three years has volunteered her time promoting Social Security’s online services in numerous Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and media interviews.  In a new online video, Duke puts character acting aside and shows everyone what happened when she and her husband Mike Pearce sat down at the kitchen table, turned on their laptop, and applied for her retirement and Medicare benefits.

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“All of us at Social Security wish Patty a very happy birthday,” said Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security.  “She’s a Hollywood legend and an American treasure who reaches a very important milestone today.  True to form, she is the one giving us the birthday present by showing her fellow baby boomers the easiest way to apply for benefits.”The Patty Duke Show


In 2009, Duke reprised her roles as the identical cousins, Patty and Cathy Lane from the Patty Duke Show, for a series of PSAs promoting Social Security’s online services.  In 2010, Duke teamed up with the surviving Patty Duke Show cast members for an additional set of spots.  Earlier this year, she teamed up with entertainment icon George Takei to encourage people of all ages to “Boldly Go” to  In the three years since Duke has volunteered her time with Social Security, millions of people have visited the agency’s website and the percentage of online retirements has more than doubled.

“While I just applied for retirement benefits, I’m not retiring from being a Social Security spokesperson,” Duke says.  “I urge my fellow baby boomers to go online to  If you’re not sure how to get started on the computer, ask a loved one to help you out.  I did, and it was so easy.”

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Team Obama Regulates Goat Herders' Workplaces… Morons? What is the term, stupid is as stupid gets, or is it… No matter, stupid is stupid and that is U.S. government. Nanny State government at its worst. I can't believe ANYONE would be stupid enough to create this kind of mess! Team Obama Regulates Goat Herders' Workplaces by Audrey Hudson – 08/24/2011 The Obama administration is setting new workplace regulations to assist foreign workers who fill goat herding positions in the U.S. including employee- … Read More

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