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The Day Ahead: Tuesday, April 5

By on 4.5.11 | 7:40AM

What to watch for:

House Republicans led by Paul Ryan to unveil budget proposal that represents a "fundamental rethinking" of entitlements (New York Times)

President Obama to meet with John Boehner and other congressional leaders to negotiate on continuing resolution (USAToday)

President Obama also to meet and have lunch with Israeli president Shimon Peres (Jerusalem Post)

House Judiciary Committee to hold hearing on military commissions, likely including the decision regarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (House of Representatives)

Rep. Paul Ryan's introductory video for the GOP budget proposal:

On the main site:

Paul Ryan's Homer Capehart Problem, by Jeffrey Lord: Talk radio and Fox absent in 1962 battle over whether there were missiles in Cuba.

Ivory Coast's Tragedy, by Roger Kaplan: An African country falls prey to the tribal wars it had formerly been spared.

Seeing Through a Fake Injury, by Perry L. Glanzer: Supreme Court upholds Arizona educational tax credit -- and greater school choice.

Thermonuclear Budget Politics, by G. Tracy Mehan, III: Even the Tea Party should be impressed.

Goldstone Says Oops! by Roger Kaminsky: It's a little late to undo the damage his mendacious report caused.

Drink Won't Save Us, by Ralph R. Reiland: Bankrupt buses, pricey beer, and bad wars.

A Prophet Against the Empire, by Mark Tooley: America's "best" theologian may also be its most profane and hardest working.

Who're You Calling the 'Party of the Rich'? by J.T. Young: "The rich," it turns out, elect Democrats.

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