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The Day Ahead: Wednesday, July 13

By on 7.13.11 | 8:47AM

President Obama will meet with Congressional leadership in the late afternoon for more talks on the deficit and debt ceiling.

Obama reelection campaign raises $86 for first quarter (Politico)

Former lobbyists increasingly hold key jobs in Congress (OpenSecrets)

Middle class folks don't realize it, but one way or another deficit reduction will come out of their pockets (Wall Street Journal)

House fails to stop light bulb ban (Fox News)

Fed chairman Ben Bernanke will testify before the House Financial Services Committee, likely face questions about debt (CNN)

Democrat Janice Hahn wins House special election in California (USA Today)

Rep. Paul Ryan tricks HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius into honesty about Medicare:

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All In by W. James Antle, III: Ron Paul sacrifices his safe House seat for his presidential campaign.

Reaganomics is the Only Answer, by Peter Ferrara: Now that we're on the brink of a Great Depression, we must look to Reagan for answers.

Will the Unemployment Numbers Cost Obama His Job?, by Aaron Goldstein: Obama needs to start fighting for jobs -- namely, his own.

Republicans on Uneasy Street, by Grover Norquist: With Obama vulnerable, we're now looking at an important, and unpredictable, Republican primary.

What Kind of Revolution? by Doug Bandow: Since Mubarak's ouster, Egypt's Coptic Christians have been under seige.

President Gingrich Would Curtail Judicial Power, by Kevin Mooney: The federal judiciary has become too powerful. Thomas Jefferson would be displeased.

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