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The Day Ahead: Tuesday, June 28

By on 6.28.11 | 7:49AM

President Obama will visit an Iowa factory to talk about manufacturing (Wall Street Journal)

Rep. Gabby Giffords made a public appearance and stood up for a crowd yesterday (ABC)

A bill defunding Planned Parenthood and reforming Medicaid goes to Texas governor Rick Perry's desk (Politico)

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich headed to federal prison (CBS)

Tom Coburn and Joe Lieberman will unveil legislation designed to cut Medicare by $500 billion over 10 years (Fox News)

Michele Bachmann compares herself to John Wayne Gacy:

On the main site:

The Power of Le Pen by Joseph A. Harriss: Two cheers for Marine Le Pen, the new president of France's National Front party.

A Question of Ethics: A Common Lie in a Common Cause, by Jeffrey Lord: "Nonpartisan" Soros groups undertake preemptive strikes to save Obamacare.

An Iraqi Time Bomb, by Reid Smith: Muqtada al-Sadr is back.

Libya: Liberals' Last Straw?, by J.T. Young: Obama had enough problems without bringing this one on himself.

Bachmann and Gay Marriage, by Aaron Goldstein: Can she have it both ways?

Our Pakistan, Wrong or Wrong, by Frank Schell: The U.S. has no other choice.

Redistribution via Price Discrimination, by Ralph R. Reiland: Obamacare is just another way for President Obama to achieve his goal of redistributing income and wealth.

In Our Bitter World, by James Bowman: As our esteemed editor has pointed out, "the condition of our political discourse" today is worse than "rancorous" or "toxic" -- it's nonexistent.

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