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The Day Ahead: Friday, July 15

By on 7.15.11 | 8:34AM

President Obama will hold an 11 a.m. press conference on the debt ceiling (Hot Air)

The Senate Gang of Six talks are heating up again (The Hill)

Governor cuts deal with Republicans to end government shutdown in Minnesota (New York Times)

Defense Department acknowledges it suffered a huge breach in cybersecurity (New York Times)

Ron Paul on the debt ceiling:

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Personalities and Politics by George H. Wittman: Personal friendships and disagreements play an important role on the world stage.

Needless Things, by Christopher Orlet: How many starving artists do we really need?

Time to Re-Privatize Fire Departments, by Iain Murray & Matthew Melchiorre: One county in Georgia is making a strong case for prvately-funded fire departments. Congress take note.

New Book Portrays a Paranoid Palin, by David N. Bass: Former staffer Frank Bailey offers a window into the Palin governorship -- and it's not pretty.

An Arab Spring Model, by Jonathan Aitken: Abu Dhabi is a calm crossroads of Arabia. It's not Utopia, but it works.

Big Government and Big Business: A Heart Attack Waiting to Happen, by Ryan James Girdusky: When it comes to American obesity, government is once again part of the problem rather than the solution.

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