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04/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Bracket: 2009 NCAA March Madness Presidential Picks UPDATED

***UPDATE 3/18 12:47PM*** The White House has now released President Obama's full bracket. As reported earlier, his Final Four picks are Louisville, North Carolina, Memphis and Pittsburgh. We also have a video of the President and ESPN's Andy Katz filling out the bracket:

[WATCH:]

--- Via Jake Tapper, Obama gave an interview to ESPN's Andy Katz while he filled out his bracket. Just to tease us, he originally only revealed his Final Four picks: Louisville, North Carolina, Memphis and Pittsburgh. Katz had this to say about the interview:

"President Obama made his picks as a sports fan, not as a politician," Katz said. "He was knowledgeable about the teams and was even up to date on the latest injuries involving the contenders. He was confident with his picks and delivered an on-camera pep talk for the team he picked to win it all. It was clear that he enjoyed filling out his bracket like the rest of America."

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Also, according to a press release, Obama's former rival Senator John McCain will also be releasing his bracket. According to the release, McCain has done so the past two years and will continue the tradition this year as well with all who join his Country First Basketball Bracket Group

We'll post the brackets here as soon as they're available.

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