President Obama will meet with President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon at the White House this afternoon (Lynn Sweet)
Obama considering payroll tax break for employers? (Bloomberg)
Biden to meet with bipartisan group on deficits, discuss tax reform (Reuters)
Leon Panetta to face defense secretary nomination hearing before Senate Armed Forces Comittee (Huffington Post)
Joe “You Lie” Wilson will co-chair Tim Pawlenty’s campaign in South Carolina (Politico)
Mitt Romney on why he sports a casual, no-tie look:
On the main site:
Dead Lines by Christopher Orlet: What the obituary page says about us.
Bill Clinton Syndrome (BCS), by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: It pre-dates the sexting era.
Too Much Illness, by Ben Stein: Life can be so busy and good — and then suddenly sad.
Clinton’s Precedent, by George Neumayr: The Weiner scandal and the left.
Is the Orange State Still Red?, by Larry Thornberry: Whither Florida as 2012 approaches, with a GOP governor enjoying 29 percent approval ratings?
It’s Not the Debt Ceiling — It’s the Dollar, by Lewis E. Lehrman: A world standard of monetary measurement that is extremely unstable is no trustworthy standard at all.
Hesher, by James Bowman: Is there a good side to destructive and anti-social psychoses?
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