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The Day Ahead: Wednesday, August 24

By on 8.24.11 | 8:08AM

Protests of tar sand oil pipeline at the White House stretch on (Politico)

80 percent of congressmen have no academic background in economics or business (The Hill)

The Congressional Budget Office will release its update on the budget and economic outlook.

The White House announced an effort to undo regulations that would cost the economy $10 billion over 5 years (USA Today)

Engineers to inspect the Washington Monument after cracks discovered post-earthquake (CNN)

Earthquake shakes White House, Capitol (watch the snipers):

On the main site:

Once in Love With Anne Sinclair by Michael Johnson: My brief love affair with DSK's wife.

Why Government Doesn't Create Jobs, by Green Lantern: Because everyone in the bureaucracy demands to have a say and so nothing is done.

The Downward Spiral, by Peter Ferrara: Obama's America is coming unglued. Chaos in the streets isn't far off.

Kaleidoscopic GOP Primary Still Turning, by G. Tracy Mehan, III: Perry in. Ryan out. But what about Palin?

Preventive Care, Obamacare Style, by Robert M. Goldberg: Preventing cancer patients from getting the new treatments they need.

Give This Tax Credit Its Due, by Trent Franks: A Supreme Court ruling overturns the notion that private contributions are government property.

After the Quake, by Wlady Pleszczynski: What it was like to experience the Washington area's historic earthquake.

Ron Paul and Conservatism: An Exchange. Jack Hunter, the Ron Paul 2012 campaign blogger, responds to Jeffrey Lord's Tuesday column. With a reply by Mr. Lord.

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