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The Day Ahead: Monday, April 4

By on 4.4.11 | 8:58AM

What to watch for:

President Obama officially announces his 2012 candidacy (Politico, video below)

The Koran-burning by a Florida church is going to continue to be a major issue in Afghanistan (Wall Street Journal)

Rep. Ron Paul plans Congressional hearings on the recently released information about the Federal Reserve's emergency loans (Fox Business)

Obama administration appeals Florida ruling against Obama care in U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit (CNN)

Clock is ticking on budget negotiations: Congress has until Friday to avoid a shutdown (CBS)

Butler faces Connecticut in the men's college basketball championship game at 9:23 (ESPN)

On this day in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated (History)

On the main site:

Choices Ahead, by W. James Antle III: Paul Ryan's plan and the current spending impasse mean Republicans have some decisions to make.

Fierce, Anti-Feminist, and In Your Face, by Robert Stacy McCain: Does Sarah Palin owe anything to the "Women's Movement"?

Why Not John Bolton? by Jed Babbin: The global punk community must feel lucky that he is not our president.

Withholding Credit, by Ross Kaminsky: Everyone knows the president deserves no credit for the recent employment gains -- but do Republicans?

Mistresses and Masters, by Roger Kaplan: Tennis has a new champion -- but what will his feet by like on clay?

Derailing Brown's Tax Plan, by Peter Hannaford: California Republicans refuse to play the role of saps in this production.

Wisconsin's Supreme Moment, by John Rossomondo: Unions look to "get even" in tomorrow's election.

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