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The Day Ahead: Friday, May
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President Obama will meet with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu this morning, one day after speech on Middle East (CNN)

House and Senate leaders reach a deal to extend the Patriot Act (Politico)

Dominique Strass-Kahn will leave Rikers Island for house arrest (CBS)

Gabby Giffords in good shape after skull surgery (New York Times)

Today is the last day of the 60-day statutory period for ceasing military action in Libya under the War Powers Act (The Hill)

Reason comes through with some much-needed demonization of the TSA:

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A Borderline Case by Roger Kaplan: The most appalling foreign policy betrayal in the history of the U.S. Presidency.

It Was No Tea Party, by Mark Tooley: Forty years ago this month, 200,000 yippies and hippies tried to shut down Washington on behalf of North Vietnam.

The Cain Train Picks Up Steam, by Robert Stacy McCain: The self-described “dark horse” is gaining momentum.

Portrait of a Terrorist, by George H. Wittman: Picking up the pieces are OBL’s demise.

Condiments From Mitch, by David N. Bass: How not to bridge a rift with social conservatives.

The Kaleidoscopic GOP Primary, by G. Tracy Mehan, III: Still, the field is shaping up at last.

The War of the Words, by William Murchison: The non-sexist dismantler of English has died.

Center of Attention: Mitch Daniels, Eli Lilly, and the Center for Public Integrity: an exchange. Plus: Church organ production.

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Beef: 20%+
Used Cars: 20%+
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Eggs: 13%

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Commander-in-chief of Christmas inflation