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The Day Ahead: Tuesday, October 25

By on 10.25.11 | 8:41AM

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President Obama is on the West Coast for three more fundraisers and an interview taping for Jay Leno (Politico)

Small business list complying with government regulations as the biggest problem facing them (Politico)

Rick Perry's optional flat-rate tax plan is taking shape (Fox News)

Perry thinks that it's  "fun to poke at" Obama using birtherism (ABC News)

Federal judge blocks implementation of Florida law that would test welfare recipients for drug use (St. Petersburg Times)

Gaddafi was buried today (CNN)

U.S. has infiltrated a number of Mexican drug cartels with informants (New York Times)

Herman Cain's inexplicable new ad, featuring Mark Block smoking a cigarette:

On the main site:

Could Jindal Run for President? by Quin Hillyer: Landslide re-election should garner consideration.

President Robespierre, by Jeffrey Lord: Revolution that eats its children nibbles at Hollywood's Daryl Hannah, Alec Baldwin, Roseanne Barr.

Should Saddam Have Stayed in Power? by Aaron Goldstein: If we had it to do over, what would the answer be?

Generation 'Why?', by David N. Bass: Why is Generation Y blaming capitalism and not Obama government for its misery?

Qatar's Sunni Side, by Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi: Qatari foreign policy in the Arab Spring has promoted Sunni interests, not moderation or liberal democracy.

The Stimulus Delusion, by Iain Murray: Officially stimulus spending adds to the GDP. In fact, it is bleeding us dry.

From Black List to Green Wood, by Lars Walker: Written by exiled leftists, the 1950s Robin Hood television series turns out to have been much more freedom loving and suspicious of collectivism than they knew.

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