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The Day Ahead: Friday, November 11

By on 11.11.11 | 8:10AM

President Obama will travel to Hawaii, stopping in San Diego for the UNC-MSU game on the USS Carl Vinson (Politico)

Defense of Marriage Act repeal clears committee, but is doomed in the Senate (San Francisco Chronicle)

Sen. Marco Rubio didn't suffer a drop in approval ratings after Washington Post attack story on his parents' story (National Journal)

Congress will vote on Balanced Budget Amendments this month (New York Times)

"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" racks up $400 million in sales on its first day (USA Today)

Give Rick Perry credit for not taking himself too seriously:

On the main site:

The Harlem Hellfighters, by Roger Kaplan: Setting the stage for Armistice Day -- which became Veterans Day.

The Veterans' Jobs Crisis, by W. James Antle, III: Those willing to give all don't necessarily get jobs.

Iran on Nuclear Threshold, by Jed Babbin: We told you so, and now there's only one response -- and it isn't Ron Paul's.

Hip, Hip, Hooray, It's Rhodesia Independence Day! by H. W. Crocker, III: Ian Smith lived to see all his worst predictions come true.

Beyond Thunderdome, by Bill Zeiser: This weekend, apocalyptic violence goes mainstream. Finally.

Decent Exposure, by Jay D. Homnick: Meet the hero of Penn State.

Jerry Brown Starts to Get It Right, by Peter Hannaford: Finally he's proposed a public pension reform plan that goes in the right direction. 

Kings of the Mountains, by George H. Wittman: An obscure little mountain clan is quickly becoming the most powerful anti-government force in Afghanistan.

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