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The Day Ahead: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

By on 2.16.11 | 7:20AM

What to watch for:

White House press secretary Jay Carney to give his first briefing (Politico)

President Obama to meet and talk over the budget with top Senate Democrats, who are unveiling their "Winning the Future" agenda (Foxnews)

New Jersey governor Chris Christie to give an address at AEI (AEI)

Treasury secretary Tim Geithner to testify about the president's budget to both the Senate Finance Comittee and the House Budget Committee (Washington Post)

Today on the main site:

Good Morning, Suckers, by Peter Ferrara: A guide to the most reckless budget in U.S. history.

The California Green Debauch, by George Gilder: What was once the indispensable state is now an asylum of decline that threatens to drag the rest of America down with it.

American Love, by Lisa Fabrizio: President Obama has much to learn about President Reagan.

The Day that Isn't, by Peter Hannaford:

Play It Again, Stan, by Larry Thornberry: A medal for the Man -- from the current President.

Unleashing the Freedom to Prosper, by Luis G. Fortuño: What's making Puerto Rico special?

No Strings Attached, by James Bowman: Yet another Hollywood attempt to bring the good old rom-com up to date.

Clip of the day:

Sen. Jeff Sessions takes exceptions to OMB director Jack Lew's claim that "Our budget will get us, over the next several years, to the point where we can look the American people in the eye and say we're not adding to the debt anymore; we're spending money that we have each year, and then we can work on bringing down our national debt."

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