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The Day Ahead: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

By on 2.8.11 | 7:45AM

Today on the Main Site:

The Meese Effect, by Jeffrey Lord: Obamacare rulings underline continuing influence of Reagan attorney general.

Desperately Seeking Solace, by David Catron: Obamacare's supporters seek balm in balmy theories about the Vinson decision.

Obama's Fantasies, Egyptian Reality, by P. David Hornik: Omar Suleiman is not proving to be so magnificent.

Chamber Music in the Key of Big G, by Ross Kaminsky: In yesterday's speech President Obama proudly came across as a New Deal anti-capitalist "moderate" convinced government has much to teach business.

A Few Oddities, by Ben Stein: They begin -- but don't end -- with Mayor Bloomberg.

Standing with Whom? by Aaron Goldstein: Will the administration crown Egypt's good with Muslim Brotherhood?

Are We Cutting Enough? by G. Tracy Mehan, III: Republicans talk amongst themselves.

What to Watch for:

Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., will resign today (Washington Examiner)

The House discusses the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (Politico)

Ex-MSNBC personality Keith Olbermann announces the next chapter of his career (Washington Post)

Egyptian protesters still want Mubarak out, and plan to take campaign to the streets in the form of a mass demonstration (Chicago Tribune)

Clip of the Day:

Chrysler had the longest Super Bowl ad in history. What could more monumental than that? Well, Chrysler's ad cost about $9 million--that's $9 million of the taxpayers' money (thanks to the $15 billion stimulus). So enjoy the commercial once more, since you paid for it (Washington Examiner)

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