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The Day Ahead: Tuesday, May 17
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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will talk about the debt at the NYC Harvard Club (The Hill)

President Obama to meet with King Abdullah II of Jordan, talk with him about Middle East uprisings (Washington Post)

Obama has assets of about $12 million (New York Times)

Tommy Thompson to run for open Wisconsin Senate seat in 2012 (Fox News)

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Woodrow Obama: Jon Stewart Gets Played by Jeffrey Lord: From Birth of a Nation to Common: comedian snookered by president hits Fox instead.

Presumed Innocent, Anyone?, by Ben Stein: Now for a few humble thoughts about Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

An Inconvenient Truth: A Fifth Anniversary Tribute, by Mark Hyman: Al Gore’s manmade disaster remains a monument to arrogance, folly, and hypocrisy.

Fighting Off Power Grabs, by Marsha Blackburn: FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is threatening to intervene in the maintenance of the very architecture of the Internet.

The Cars Ride a New Wave, by Daniel J. Flynn: So how does a band that hasn’t released an album since 1987 sound so 2011?

Journal of the Plague Years, by Gerald Nachman: Some leaked excerpts from an unimpeachable Taliban source.

Advice for Eulogists, by Paul Beston: What to say? What mood to strike?

All Those Gin Joints, by John R. Coyne, Jr.: Ward Farnsworth, author of Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric, is on a scholarly rescue mission.

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Beef: 20%+
Used Cars: 20%+
Lodging: 17%
Eggs: 13%

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