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The Day Ahead: Tuesday, May 24

By on 5.24.11 | 8:27AM

Voters will decide a three-way special election to replace Republican Chris Lee in NY-26 (Buffalo News)

President Obama is in London for a state visit (Voice of America)

Elizabeth Warren to be questioned in a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CNN)

Joe Biden and Tim Geithner will meet with bipartisan group of congressmen to resume talks on the debt (Washington Times)

Later this morning, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress (Politico)

Watch Obama's special car get stuck on a ramp in Ireland. Make sure the sound is on:

On the main site:

We'll Always Have Tennis -- in Paris by Roger Kaplan: Live from Roland-Garros, after a good dose of Open Skies.

Ford versus Reagan: The Sequel, by Jeffrey Lord: Iconic battle with fanatic moderates, liberals replayed in attacks on Israel, talk radio, Roger Ailes.

The Republicans' 'Zebra' Field, by J.T. Young: Focus on the GOP's lack of a 2012 presidential frontrunner overlooks the situation's real advantages.

A True Energy Policy, by Roger Pol: The president has talked up natural gas -- yet he remains silent about the bipartisan NAT GAS Act.

An American Saint-Maker, by Thomas J. Craughwell: Katharine of Aragon (1485-1536), the first wife of the much-married Henry VIII, has a new champion. 

So Much for Those Unbreakable Bonds, by Aaron Goldstein: The incoherence of President Obama's approach to peace in the Middle East is mind-boggling.

Robert De Niro Likes Cannes, by Michael Johnson: Fortunately, there was a lot more to this year's festival.

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