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The Day Ahead: Friday, October 14

By on 10.14.11 | 8:31AM

Obama visits Michigan to tout his "jobs plan" and his auto bailout. (NYT)

Republicans are holding a House committee hearing on Solyndra; Steven Chu is not testifying. (The Hill)

A clash is ahead for Occupy Wall Street and the city of New York after Mayor Bloomberg said they're going to clean up the park the protesters are camped out in. (CNBC)

The iPhone 4S hits shelves. (WSJ)

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi faces a confidence vote. (AFP)

Secretary of State Clinton will give a speech outlining major points of the Obama Administration's policy towards Asia. (Yahoo! News)

How did Obama know about Fast and Furious before Eric Holder?

On the main site:

AARP Is Killing Entitlement Reform, by Ross Kaminsky: Behind AARP's new ad to pressure the Super Committee to leave Medicare and Social Security untouched.

The Left's Mormon Problem, by Thirsty McWormwood: Who is afraid of Mormonism? It's not just evangelicals.

Without Visuals, a Different Impression, by Quin Hillyer: Some belated, sobering thoughts about Tuesday's debate.

We Built This City!, by Daniel J. Flynn: Hippies-turned-yuppies hate to be reminded they sold out.

The Emperor Returns, by George H. Wittman: Tsar Vladimir has big plans for himself, his country, and its neighbors.

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