By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun
Expect American productivity to plummet as March Madness officially starts today. President Obama is in Israel and the West Bank in an attempt to restart the Mideast peace process. Meanwhile, Internet activists are after CNN for its coverage of the Steubenville rape case and another White House petition is gaining steam. This one suggests that members of Congress dress like NASCAR drivers. Welcome to your online trends report for Thursday, March 21, 2013.
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