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The Day Ahead: Tuesday, September 13

By on 9.13.11 | 8:00AM

President Obama will travel to Columbus, Ohio to promote his stimulus plan (Washington Post)

Obama would pay for his stimulus bill by raising taxes on high income earners (The Hill)

The Pentagon plans to drastically reduce its aid to the Afghan military (L.A. Times)

Bank of America anticipates laying off 30,000 workers, other banks to follow (CNN Money)

Michele Bachmann goes after Rick Perry for his support of a HPV vaccine mandate as governor:

On the main site:

Perry Under Fire

by Robert Stacy McCain

The Texas governor was the target in Monday's debate.

The Hypocrisy of Ron Paul, by David Catron: "Doctor No" is no man of principle.

Obama Catches Barking Dog Syndrome, by Jeffrey Lord: Democrats turn on president in classic symptom warning.

Leon Panetta Is Right, by Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi: Keeping too many U.S. troops in Iraq indefinitely will spell political disaster.

China: American Financial Colony or Mercantilist Predator? by Lewis E. Lehrman: The perverse effects of the world dollar standard.

Failing Upward, by Ralph R. Reiland: Labor secretary Hilda Solis should be fired -- but then who would hire her?

234 Dead, by Aaron Goldstein: Before you criticize Rick Perry for his death penalty stance, take a look at some of the folks he put to death.

Narrow Open, by Roger Kaplan: It was fitting that a great American tournament ended on 9/12. But there were some ugly moments.

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