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The Day Ahead: May 31

By on 5.31.11 | 8:45AM

The House will vote on a "clean" debt ceiling raise to demonstrate to Democrats that it can't pass (USA Today)

The Mavericks play the Heat in game 1 of the NBA Finals (ESPN)

The NHL will announce that the Atlanta Thrashers are moving to Winnipeg (CTV Winnipeg)

The Senate, forced by the House, is in session for pro forma proceedings so that Obama cannot recess appoint nominees, including Elizabeth Warren to the CFPB (Reverse Mortgage Daily)

Rep. Anthony Weiner hires lawyer after facing mounting questions about lewd photo posted to twitter from his account (NY Post)

President Obama lays a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery:

On the main site:

Talk Radio Hosts Targeted in Ratings Scandal? by Jeffrey Lord: Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin lead conservative tech revolution. Did opponents fix ratings?

Is America Ready for 'WeinerGate'?, by Robert Stacy McCain: Lewd photo sent on New York Democrat's Internet account.

Ethanol Strategery, by Ross Kaminsky: Thanks for Mitt Romney's Iowa pander, Tim Pawlenty is looking especially good.

The Weight of the Past, by Roger Kaplan: Alas for France, today's new musketeers are no match for the Mousquetaires who defeated Bill Tilden. Live from Paris.

Sessions Leads Budget Battle, by Jed Babbin: The senator who has the do-nothing, denialist Dems cornered.

Religiously 'Conflicted' Over Memorial Day, by Mark Tooley: Every year it's getting harder for the Religious Left not to be critical of this "nationalistic" holiday.

Memorial Musings, by Larry Thornberry: Ray Mabus should sober up. He's Navy Secretary, not a social engineer.

Trash Collection, by James Bowman: From comics to 3-D, pretty much everything is trash now.

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