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The Day Ahead: Wednesday, October 5

By on 10.5.11 | 7:17AM

President Obama signed the bill to keep the government funded this morning, and will meet with President Porfirio Lobo of the Honduras (Politico)

Obama's campaign style turns negative (Washington Post)

But Democrats won't let Republicans bring his jobs bill up for a vote in the Senate (Washington Post)

Republicans want an independent investigation of Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in the Fast and Furious scandal (CNN)

Chris Christie announces he won't be running for president:

The Supreme Arbiter of Your Liberty, by David Catron: The fate of Obamacare, and your individual liberty, could be decided by Anthony Kennedy.

Reflections on Amanda Knox, by Patrick Howley: The Lifetime movie certainly didn't do her justice.

Newt's New Contract, by Peter Ferrara: As previewed at the last debate, he's delivered a product "far bolder, far deeper, far more profound" than 1994's Contract, not to mention 1980's.

Friedman's Four Ways, by Ron Ross: Who's spending whose money? That's the crucial question.

Freedom of Speech on Trial, by Hal G.P. Colebatch: In Australia, talking about race is now a thoughtcrime.

Mother Knows Best? by Nicole Russell: Mother Jones investigates the billionaire Koch Brothers. Hypocrisy and stupidity ensue.

The Help, by James Bowman: Liberal-mindedness at its most condescending and self-regarding. 

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