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The Day Ahead: Tuesday, July 12

By on 7.12.11 | 7:15AM

President Obama will award the medal of honor to Army Ranger Leroy Arthur Petry, who will become the second living recipient of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars (National Journal)

Then Obama will host congressional leaders at the White House for debt ceiling negotiations (Politico)

A look into the Bachmann's Christian counseling clinic (ABC News)

HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius will face questions from Rep. Paul Ryan on the Independent Payment Advisory Board in a Budget Committee hearing (Health Care News)

Herman Cain's gospel tracks now available.

John Boehner's response to Obama's debt limit press conference yesterday:

Virtue Is Its Own Reward by G. Tracy Mehan, III: Congressman Jeff Flake was left for dead by his GOP colleagues. Now, he's being hailed as a fiscal hero.

Media Matters' Hacking Charade, by Jeffrey Lord: When Rupert Murdoch humbly closed his News of the World tabloid over a hacking scandal, he showed a lot more class than certain media types on the Left.

Working Undercover, by Nicole Russell: The immigration debate simmers quietly this summer.

Inside the Clemens Courtroom, by Patrick Howley: For twenty-five years, Debbie Clemens watched her husband from the grandstands. Now, it's her turn.

P.S. 1984, by Matthew Kenefick: Professor Anthony Esolen thinks that Western culture destroys the imaginations of children, though it certainly has not destroyed his own.

Governments Fostering a Nation of Ninnies, Commonwealth of Wimps, by Andrew Barr: The state can't protect children from imaginary violence -- or real competition. 

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