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The Day Ahead: Thursday, March 17, 2011

By on 3.17.11 | 10:04AM

What to Watch for:

Japanese helicopters dump water on nuclear reactors to prevent meltdown (CNN)

House votes on Afghan troop withdrawal (Chicago Tribune)

India's opposition parties demand the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh due to WikiLeaks cable (Washington Post)

Radiation Plume from Japan's reactors is traveling across the Pacific, hitting the Aleutian Islands and possible Southern California tomorrow (New York Times)

President Obama meets with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny for the annual shamrock ceremony (Politico)

Clip of the Day:

Jay Leno talks Obama's birth certificate and where the Revolutionary War started according to Michele Bachmann (NBC)

Today on the Main Site:

Scapegoating Mitch Daniels by Philip Klein: He's paying the price for a long-standing problem social conservatives have had with the Republican Party.

Barbour Out On the Hustings by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: Time to get serious about 2012.

NPR's Weak Case for Federal Funding by Andrew Cline: Attention listeners! The House today is to debate a bill that would strip federal taxpayer funding for National Public Radio.

Appeasement's Oscar by Daniel Mandel: Silence is not golden on the story behind The King's Speech.

Hardcore Lessons by Christopher Orlet: Who do we want for our role models?

Noisy Nights in Paradise by Ralph R. Reiland: Amazon parrots sure know where to go for spring break.

Are Text Messages an Antitrust Issue? by Ryan Young: Why do networks charge so much for something that costs so little?

Of Gods and Men by James Bowman: An immensely moving account of goodness, holiness and Christian martyrdom.

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