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The Day Ahead Thursday, June 2

By on 6.2.11 | 7:34AM

Mitt Romney will announce his candidacy for the presidency with criticism of Obama (Boston Globe)

President Obama will meet with the entire House Democratic caucus at the White House (Politico)

Michelle Obama and Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack will unveil a new food icon, rendering the pyramid obsolete (L.A. Times)

The National Spelling Bee Finals are today at 5:30 p.m. (Seattle Times)

Mitt Romney is a Twilight fan:

Romney Runs Again by W. James Antle, III: Will the second time prove a charm for Mitt, who makes it official today?

An Imposter's Complaint, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: In pretending to be SEAL, Joseph Cryer was doing what a lot of successful politicians do.

Remembering Jerusalem and My Right Hand, by Jay D. Homnick: Commemorating Jerusalem Day -- Anti-Obama Day this year -- with Morton Klein.

Minnesota for Marriage, by Nicole Russell: One of Michele Bachmann's prized bills passes in Minnesota House -- eight years after she introduced it.

Twisted Scripture and Science, by Paul Chesser: This time it's a ministry called Flourish and its closely guarded "Caretakers of Creation" statement.

Here Come the Pros, by Roger Kaplan: They're easy to write off -- then next thing you know, they're in the semis.

Jailhouse Crock, by Christopher Orlet: News Flash: Prisons are full of violent criminals. 

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