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The Day Ahead: Thursday, October 13

The House is holding a hearing on last year’s Gulf Oil Spill, pulling in representatives of Halliburton, BP and Transocean. (The Hill)

GAO report coming out will detail why the U.S. Postal Service has such long-term budget problems. (WaPo)

If anyone’s counting, the Occupy protests will expand to Richmond, California. (Oakland Tribune)

Financial professional Raj Rajuratnam will be sentenced for insider trading. (Bloomberg)

Slovakia is expected to approve an EU bailout of their country. (WSJ)

Obama thinks he can win 2012 by playing the underdog card:

On the main site:

Perry’s Last Hope, by George Neumayr: To have any chance of winning, Rick Perry will have to launch daily strikes on Romney’s liberalism, past and present.

A Letter to the Lazy, by Ben Stein: Don’t just whine and beat drums about people you don’t know.

The Missing Piece of 9-9-9, by Green Lantern: Herman Cain’s plan is all fine and good, but a national sales tax won’t wash. So what will replace that component?

Occupy 14th Street, by Iain Murray and David Bier: So how’s the job creation racket going at the Commerce Department’s EDA?

Going North, by F.H. Buckley: In a parliamentary system, we would easily solve our debt crisis.

E-Books? No Sale, by Christopher Orlet: Sometimes the latest technology comes with too many strings attached.

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