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The Day Ahead: Thursday, May 19
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President Obama to give major speech on Arab Spring at 11:40 (CNN)

Jon Huntsman to begin a five-day campaign trip in New Hampshire, injecting himself into the middle of the race (Politico)

Tom Coburn publishes op-ed slamming the Senate for not addressing spending, and hinting at tax hikes (Washington Post)

The Senate will vote on controversial nomination of Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, GOP likely to block him (Fox News)

Apple and Google executives to testify before the Senate about cellphone privacy (ABC News)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will hold a press conference with HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius at 12:30 to bash the GOP 2012 budget (Fox News)

A reasonable, sober response to the Ryan plan:

On the main site:

Mitch Over Mitt by Ross Kaminsky: Why the first should jump in, why the second doesn’t jump out.

Newtonian Politics, by Quin Hillyer: Conservatives should not give a fig for Gingrich.

Implosions, by George Neumayr: A week of politicians self-destructing.

Sex Marks the Spot, by Gerald Nachman: Democrats are terrified they’re losing their touch.

The Facts Keep Changing, by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: At this rate, DSK may never get out of jail.

Something Is Sacred, by Christopher Orlet: In praise of old timey church music.

Presumptions of Guilt: A reader posse responds to Ben Stein’s treatment of DSK. Plus: What about that second helicopter?

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