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The Day Ahead: Friday, October 21

By on 10.21.11 | 7:46AM

President Obama will sign free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea (Politico)

Part of Obama's jobs bill failed in the Senate last night, voted down by Republicans and some Democrats (New York Times)

Herman Cain will try to clarify and improve his 9-9-9 plan today in a speech in Detroit (Fox News)

Rand Paul is on a one-man campaign in the Senate to reform or get rid of No Child Left Behind (Hot Air)

Sen. Marco Rubio fends off Washington Post story suggesting he embellished family immigration story (Fox News)

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gets the news about Gaddafi on her phone:

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Cain in the Cross-Hairs, by Robert Stacy McCain: The new GOP front-runner suffers "slings and arrows."

Death of a Dictator, by Roger Kaplan: The U.S. helped topple the tyrant of Tripoli, and the 'Arab Spring' has had its chorus of Western cheerleaders; but are we any closer to understanding what is going on in North Africa and the Middle East?

Fogged In, by Gerald Nachman: San Francisco, back when it was beautiful and not the world capital of political correctness, didn't have to go out of its way to attract attention.

Alinsky to Obama to Occupiers, by Quin Hillyer: A president in his element.

Days of Drugs and Debauchery, by Daniel J. Flynn: In bass player Duff McKagan, Guns N' Roses has found its drug memoirist.

Has Zbigniew Brzezinski Lost It? by Paul Kengor: The noted anti-Communist was last heard channeling Roseanne Barr.

China's Cyber Militia, by George H. Wittman: China increasingly relies on young civilian computer hackers for its cyber war activitiy against the U.S.

Take Shelter, by James Bowman: A willingness to blur the difference between reality and unreality undermines what would otherwise be a fine movie.

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