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The Day Ahead: Thursday, September 22

By on 9.22.11 | 8:21AM

Fox News and Google host a debate for the GOP candidates in Orlando tonight at 9 (Youtube)

President Obama will use the Brent Spence bridge in between Cincinnati and Kentucky as a setting for another stump speech for his jobs bill today (Politico)

House Republican leadership suffered a defeat as their continuing resolution failed yesterday evening, increasing the odds of a government shutdown (New York Times)

After his appeal for a stay of execution went all the way to the Supreme Court, Troy Davis was put to death in Georgia last night (CNN)

Rick Perry: Mitt Romney is Obama-lite:

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Markets Shout at Operation Twist, by Ross Kaminsky: Or maybe they shrieked, as the Fed yesterday confirmed it's helpless to prevent a double-dip recession.

A Frivolously Destructive Presidency, by George Neumayr: Toying with ideological larks defines it.  

Long Live Suburbia, by Christopher Orlet: The death of Suburban America has been greatly exaggerated.

Twenty Percent, Si. Twenty-Five Percent, No., by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: No, Mr. President, not everything Americans earn belongs to you.

The David Norris Show, by Patrick Howley: Sex and intellectualism mark the Irish presidential race. And one morally bankrupt candidate is putting on a show for the ages.

Taking a Good Look at World War II, by Aram Bakshian, Jr.: There's no better one-volume history of the war than Andrew Roberts' latest masterpiece.

The Labrador Doctrine, by Jed Babbin: Meet Bogey, who though much like Gus isn't Gus the Second.

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