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The Day Ahead: Thursday, November 17

By on 11.17.11 | 7:44AM

Energy secretary Steven Chu will face a grilling at House hearing on Solyndra (Fox News)

The supercommittee's negotiations grind on (Politico)

Rick Perry has issued a debate challenge to Nancy Pelosi (The Hill)

Concealed carry vote passes the House (Politico)

The Tea Party Debt Commission will release its own report today (FreedomWorks)

Norah Jones made the Hill a little less drab yesterday by singing at ceremony honoring astronauts: 

On the main site:

Chu Him Out, by George Neumayr: The "Nobel Prize-winning physicist" pleads stupidity on Solyndra.

The Two Months War, by Andrew Cline: Occupy Wall Street's failed reversal of American society.

Who Was Fred Iklé? by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: America has lost a great hero of the Cold War.

The New Welfare Swindle, by Christopher Orlet: SSI has replaced AFDC as the New Welfare.

Bailout U. by David N. Bass: A college degree certainly doesn't mean what it used to.

Trust, Don't Verify, by Ken Blackwell: Trust the Russians to take Obama for a ride.

Who's Lazy? by Peter Hannaford: Not all Americans are, and they're returning home to prove it.

Rumpole at His Best, by Larry Thornberry: How better the world would be if all liberals were like John Mortimer and Horace Rumpole.

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