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The Day Ahead: Tuesday, August 16

By on 8.16.11 | 8:27AM

President Obama will spend the day in Iowa talking about rural jobs and introducing a new rural jobs plan (Politico)

Obama is traveling in a news $1.1 million armored bus (Yahoo)

Two Democratic state senators who fled the state earlier this year face recall elections today in Wisconsin (Chicago Tribune)

Obama promises to introduce specific economic plan for Congress in September (ABC News)

He also has asked his advisers to plan to keep the government deeply involved in the mortgage market (Washington Post)

Obama predicts that the Supreme Court will uphold Obamacare:

It's Easy for You to Say by Ross Kaminsky: Warren Buffett is making sure no one ever gets as rich as he became -- or as ridiculous.

What Is a Republican President? by Jeffrey Lord: Bachmann's conservative victory puts spotlight on question roiling the GOP.

No Tea in England, by Aaron Goldstein: The Left seems to prefer British rioters to American Tea Partiers.

The Return of No Child Left Behind, by RiShawn Biddle: Bush education reforms will live to see a new day -- despite the Republican field's silence on school reform.

Atheists Attack 9/11 Cross, by Joseph Infranco & Byron Babione: A group called American Atheists is suing to alter an extraordinary 9/11 memorial.

Argentina's Illegal Antics, by Jaime Daremblum: Argentine president Cristina Kirchner is bilking Americans out of billions of dollars.

Driving Across America, by Mark Tooley: The only way to rediscover its beauty and greatness.

Tabloid, by James Bowman: Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris proves no match for the former beauty queen Joyce McKinney. 

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