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The Day Ahead: Tuesday, September 27

By on 9.27.11 | 8:49AM

New Jersey governor Chris Christie to give "major speech" at the Ronald Reagan library on foreign policy, raising speculation about his possible presidential ambitions (USA Today)

President Obama continues his jobs bill campaign in Colorado, flying to Denver to make his pitch at a school (Politico)

Government shutdown avoided as deal reached in the Senate (Politico)

Obama has confronted the left wing of his party over the past few days (ABC News)

Chris Christie has been fairly straightforward about his desire to run for president:

On the main site:

Authenticity on the Ballot, by Ross Kaminsky: In 2006 it spelled disaster for Republicans. In 2012 it will doom the Democrats.

Elizabeth Warren Becomes Obama's Albatross, by Jeffrey Lord: Rum, Romanism and Rebellion: Entrepreneurs, capitalism are the Irish Catholics of 1884.

A Gorgeous Spring, by Roger Kaplan: Especially now that there is a Palestinian spring as well, as we have it on good Authority.

Wrong Medicine for a Sick Economy, by Ralph R. Reiland: Straighforwardness has never been more out of control.

Why Moneyball Is Off Base,by Aaron Goldstein: If you know anything about baseball -- or statistics -- Moneyball is an aggravating moviegoing experience.

The Fed Is Enhancing Our Vocabulary, by Frank Schell: That's about the best thing going for it these days.

From Left To Right, by John R. Coyne, Jr.: What happens to a great playwright when he's no longer a braindead liberal?

Heaven Help Us, by James Bowman: A two and a half hour film is not the best medium for metaphysical exploration. Fortunately, not all directors are Terrence Malick.

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