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The Day Ahead: Wednesday, August 17

By on 8.17.11 | 7:31AM

President Obama will end his rural jobs tour in Illinois, with two town halls (Politico)

Starbucks CEO wants other executives to withhold political donations until Obama comes up with a plan for the debt (CNN Money)

'Fast and Furious' ATF scandal grows as guns from failed stings are found in more states (L.A. Times)

Elizabeth Warren, would-be nominee to run the CFPB, tests waters for Massachusetts Senate run against Scott Brown (Boston Globe)

Ron Paul doesn't plan a third-party run if he can't get GOP nomination (Washington Post)

...and he releases a high-production-value ad claiming he's the one to beat Obama:


On the main site:

Tampico's Kickback Saloon by Christopher Orlet: Remembering good times in Ronald Reagan's birthplace.

Obamacare Is Going Down, by Peter Ferrara: Do not ask for whom the bell tolls, death panels.

Jobberwacky, by Ken Blackwell: What? Another department of jobs?

A Broken David Cameron, by Robert Taylor: An Obama-like tendency to appear as an empty suit.

Where's My Mail? by Ralph R. Reiland: "The check is in the mail" isn't what it used to be.

Don't Forget Paris, by G. Tracy Mehan, III: The City of Lights shines in bookstores and cinemas across the U.S.

They Won't Believe Me, by Lisa Fabrizio: A Hitchcockian nightmare comes true.

When Baseball Was Number One, by Larry Thornberry: And Ike was President and girls were still over the horizon.

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