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The Day Ahead: Thursday, May 26

By on 5.26.11 | 8:47AM

President Obama is in France for the G-8, will meet with President Sarkozy of France and Prime Minister Kan of Japan in addiiton to President Medvedev of Russia (Lynn Sweet)

House Republicans will unveil growth agenda this morning (ABC)

Vice President Biden and other members of the White House economic team will meet with bipartisan group of congressmen for further deficit reduction talks (Fox News)

Rod Blagojevich will take the stand in corruption trial (Chicago Sun Times)

Bill Clinton and Paul Ryan talk about tackling the debt backstage at the fiscal summit:

A Bump in the Roadmap by W. James Antle, III: But it could get worse if Republicans send Paul Ryan down the road by himself

The Tiffany Times, by Ben Stein: Such disdain for Newt Republican money.

E.J. Dionne's Civility, by George Neumayr: His view of commencement speaker John Boehner.

Poetry in Motion, by Roger Kaplan: The Bryan Brothers play doubles with wonderful American individuality.

Newt and Paul Ryan, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: Gingrich is hopeless, Ryan just the opposite of that -- which is why big things are expected from him now.

An Auschwitz Borders Tour, by Robert M. Goldberg: Is President Obama using his European trip to pressure Israel to accept a peace deal based on its pre-war borders?

The Jerry Brown Follies, by Peter Hannaford: Budget gimmickry is the best he's willing to offer.

I, Technophobe, by Christopher Orlet: Standing athwart technology and yelling "enough already." 

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