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The Day Ahead: Friday, September 16

By on 9.16.11 | 8:37AM

President Obama will visit Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia to sign the America Invents Act (Politico)

Republicans push a stopgap omnibus spending bill to keep the government from shutting down with the end of the fiscal year (Politico)

Congress's approval rating reaches new all-time low, with just 12 percent saying they're doing a good job (New York Times)

Meanwhile, Obama is below 50 percent in all of the states he flipped from Republicans in 2008 (Washington Times)

Charlie Sheen: "I was pretty much losing" (USA Today)

Sen. Rand Paul channels Obama on promoting NLRB reform bill:

There Goes the Youth Vote, by Ross Kaminsky: AttackWatch, the new Obama campaign site, confirms just how inept and out of touch this president is.

Cafeteria Constitutionalists, by W. James Antle, III: Picking and choosing from the Constitution. Though you can bet limited government isn't on the menu.

The New Civil Rights Leaders, by RiShawn Biddle: Old-school civil rights activists are fading into the history books -- making way for a new generation.

Braving the China Seas, by George H. Wittman: It's called the "South China Sea" and China wants everyone to recognize it that way. The only problem? A few other countries feel differently.

Post No Bills, by Christopher Orlet: Would anyone even notice the U.S. Postal Service's demise?

Evolution Needs to Evolve, by Hal G.P. Colebatch: Of monkeys, moons and Professor Dawkins.

Of Plans and People, by Ned Ryun: Ideas do have consequences -- but only if they're implemented.

The Guard, by James Bowman: A comedy shot through with wittily sparkling repartee -- it's Irish, of course. 

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