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The Day Ahead: Thursday, September 15

By on 9.15.11 | 8:19AM

Former Marine Dakota Meyer will receive the Medal of Honor for bravery in Afghanistan (Kentucky Herald Leader)

President Obama's day will include two DNC fundraisers in D.C. (USA Today)

The super committee will meet privately for breakfast (The Hill)

Another controversial execution is scheduled for today in Texas; Gov. Rick Perry will not preside (L.A. Times)

SAT reading scores drop to lowest marks in decades (Washington Post)

Obama: if you love me, you gotta help me pass this bill:

On the main site:

Mission Accomplished, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: Democrats like Sen. Ted Kennedy wanted to turn Iraq into another Vietnam. Fortunately, they failed.

Deep Corruption at the Obama Justice Department, by Quin Hillyer: Americans should get furious, and fast, about the abuses.

A Structurally Deficient Bridge to Nowhere, by George Neumayr: Obama's credibility continues to crumble, shovel ready enough to be buried.

The Democrats' Chronic Leadership Shortage, by Ron Ross: It can't be that they've run out of weirdos.

The Slow Melting of Eurofudge, by Joseph A. Harriss: Twin crises and rising populism threaten the European Union.

I Want My Rudy Beads! by Patrick Howley: Bob Turner scored the best seal of approval in politics: a Rudy Giuliani endorsement. Who's next?

Globalize Your Portfolio! by G. Tracy Mehan, III: Sure, you may have lost your job to China, but that's no reason not to invest there. You'll regret it if you don't.

Bachmann-Turner Nostalgia, by Jay D. Homnick: A trial run that set the stage for Bob Turner's big win in Chuck Schumer and Anthony Weiner's 9th district.

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