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The Day Ahead: Tuesday, February 15, 2011

By on 2.15.11 | 6:31AM

What to Watch for:

Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial is being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (Kansas City Star)

White House press secretary Jay Carney is expected to brief the press for the first time today (CNN)

The Senate will hold a hearing on waste in Medicare and Medicaid programs (Politico)

A public hearing on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's controversial new budget will take place. Walker's bill targets public employees' collective bargaining abilities and mandates them to pay higher shares of their pensions and health care plans (MSNBC)

Today on the Main Site:

Supreme Confidence, by Kevin Mooney: Chris Christie's showdown with judicial activism in revolutionary New Jersey.

Mohamed Atta and the Muslim Brotherhood, by Jeffrey Lord: The 9/11 hijacker was a member of its Engineers Syndicate. The Times and willful blindness.

What Does Obama Support Regime Change in Egypt But Not in Iran? by Aaron Goldstein: Once again, his predecessor George W. Bush is making him look bad.

Obamacare's Sales Force, by Robert M. Goldberg: How did it escape the House Republicans' budget axe?

Money Badly Spent, by Russ Ferguson: Too much funding goes out the door in grants to states.

Obama's Two-Bit Nod to Capitalism, by Ralph R. Reiland: A whiff of Milton Friedman amid the Saul Alinsky.

A Grateful Heart, by Jonathan Aitken: Americans are profuse in their politeness of thanking everyone for everything. But there's more to it than that.

Clip of the Day:

Having won the CPAC straw poll, Rep. Ron Paul goes into more depth about his views on personal freedom.

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