(Washington Examiner) President Obama’s NCAA bracket, distributed by the White House, and his comments to ESPN that he would buy the first lady some shoes if he won, may have crossed strict ethics lines barring federal workers from doing their own brackets while on duty.

Officials in several federal offices have told Secrets that they have been ordered to stay off their work computers when drawing up their gambling brackets for the annual March Madness basketball tournaments.

A federal memo that different agencies have rewritten to fit their workforce, this one from the Air Force, reads:

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