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The Day Ahead: Friday, February 18, 2011

By on 2.18.11 | 8:34AM

What to watch for:

The House will try to vote on the budget to send it to the Senate.

President Obama will visit Intel in Oregon and name CEO Paul Otellini to the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness (Politico)

Gov. Scott Walker "won't be bullied" as Wisconsin public worker unions continue protests (The Hill)

Obama administration may have to decide whether or not to veto a U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank (ABC News)

On the main site:

An Arab Spring? by Roger Kaplan: What's it all about -- an unquenchable thirst for freedom? The Muslim Brotherhood? As Algeria is showing again, this just the start.

The War in Wisconsin, by Ross Kaminsky: The Democratic assault on democracy.

Debt Demagoguery, by Joseph Lawler: Failure to raise the debt ceiling, pace Messrs. Obama-Geithner-Goolsbee, would not cause America to default on its debts.

Dr. Berwick and Mr. Hide, by David Catron: Was that sly creature who visited Capitol Hill last week really the celebrated medical maven?

The Religious Left Goes Truthing, by Mark Tooley: Why is Jim Wallis's Sojourners giving voice to 9/11 conspiracy theories?

The Jimmy Carter Chronicles, by Paul Kengor: As his record shows, when Jimmy Carter says there's no reason to be afraid of, say, the Muslim Brotherhood, that's when there's every reason to be very much afraid.

The Lady Survives, by George H. Wittman: Has the great Suu Kyi changed? Or has Burma?

Tithing That Works, by Jay D. Homnick: As opposed to philanthropic giving that doesn't.

Clip of the day:

Liberal protests of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker:

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