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The Day Ahead: Monday, February 14, 2011

By on 2.14.11 | 7:57AM

What to watch for:

The administration will release its proposed 2012 budget (New York Times)

Arizona representative Jeff Flake will announce that he is running for John Kyl's Senate seat (USA Today)

Pitchers and catchers report for spring training (Yahoo)

The Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill will face several key oversight hearings this week, including Fed chair Ben Bernanke's testimony to the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday (Reuters)

On the main site:

The Race for Comparative Advantage, by Philip Klein: CPAC shows why there is no clear frontrunner for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

Up From Paulism, by W. James Antle III: How Rand Paul could broaden his father's message.

New Media, Old Bias, by Robert Stacy McCain: Mareen Dowd came to CPAC but wasn't treated like royalty.

Mitch Daniels and the CPAC Moment, by Daniel Oliver: Is the Indiana governor running for president?

Stupidity, Intelligence, and Egypt, by Jed Babbin: Leon Panetta is the least of this administration's problems.

Eisenhower's Religion, by Mark Tooley: In religion, as in so much else, Ike was far more sophisticated than commonly realized.

Borders, RIP? by G. Tracy Mehan, III: A sad turn of events for bibliophiles.

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