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The Day Ahead: Monday, May 16
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The U.S. is expected to hit the debt ceiling today (Wall Street Journal)

President Obama will visit Memphis to see flood damage and visit local high school (Washington Post)

Paul Ryan defends his budget in the Chicago Tribune‘s editorial pages

IMF chief Dominique Strass-Kahn will plead not guilty to charges that he tried to rape a maid in a Manhattan hotel (Reuters)

Rahm Emanuel’s inauguration as mayor of Chicago will take place today (Chicago Tribune)

Chicago businessman suspected of helping Pakistani terrorists attack Mumbai in 2008 goes on trial today (Sacramento Bee)

Newt Gingrich disses the Ryan plan on Meet the Press:

On the main site:

The Federalism Dodge by W. James Antle, III: Why Romney’s state experiment in health care necessarily has national implications.

Perfidious Pakistan, by Jed Babbin: It’s time to tell the truth about our supposed ally in the war on terror.

Sunday’s Disqualifiers, by Ross Kaminsky: Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich removed themselves from any serious consideration yesterday.

Achieving the Impossible, by Jonathan Schanzer: Toward a coherent policy on Middle East unrest. 

Pacificism and the Bin Laden Killing, by Alan F.H. Wisdom: The absolutist convictions of today’s neo-pacifists may never again face such a test.

Randi’s Tangled Vine Garden, by RiShawn Biddle: As teachers unions come under fire, the AFT’s combative Randi Weingarten is happy to play triangulation to stay in the game.

Me Oh My, On the Bayou, by Reid Collins: They’ve opened up the floodgates.

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