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The Day Ahead: Thursday, October 6

By on 10.6.11 | 8:01AM

What will be talked about today, other than Steve Jobs passing away and Sarah Palin not running:

Rep. Gabby Giffords will attend a military retirement service for her husband Mark Kelly at the White House this afternoon (Politico)

The Senate will vote on a bill to place punitive tariffs on Chinese imports (ABC News)

Richard Cordray, President Obama's nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will face a confirmation vote in the Senate Banking Committee (The Hill)

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will present the Dodd-Frank-mandated financial stability report to both chambers of Congress today (The Hill)

The Occupy Wall Street movement will try to gain traction in D.C today, protesting in Freedom Plaza (Washington Post)

Senate Democrats and White House planning giant surtax on high-income earners (CNN)

Rep. Allen West defends the Tea Party from Samuel L. Jackson's accusation of racism:

On the main site:

Sarah Says 'No' by Robert Stacy McCain: Palin finally ends speculation about 2012 -- and wins new scorn from the derangement syndrome crowd.

Jobs' Creation, by W. James Antle, III: Steve Jobs reminded us that making money can also make other people's lives better.

Obama's Solyndra Complex, by George Neumayr: He takes pride in his inferior administration.

The Book on Obama, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: No reporter has better captured the smallness of this man's modest gifts than Ron Suskind.

I Am a Camera, by Ben Stein: And not everything out there is as perfect as Julie.

What, Me Worry? by Christopher Orlet: Steven Pinker says the modern world is a remarkably peaceful place.

Is Keynes Finally Dead? by Stephen Moore: One would think so -- yet under this presidency he will never be allowed to rest in peace.

Moneyball, by James Bowman: Everything you thought it knows about baseball is wrong.

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