What to Watch
What to Watch
-- President Obama meets with religious leaders in Istanbul, tours the Hagia Sophia museum and the Blue Mosque with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and later holds a town hall with Turkish and American students at the Tophane Cultural Center. In the afternoon, Obama departs for Washington.
-- The real Michelle Obama returned early from her foreign travels on Sunday evening and has no public events scheduled for the day, but a wax likeness of her is scheduled to be unveiled today at the Washington branch of Madame Tussauds.
-- Congress continues its two-week recess.
-- The Energy Information Administration holds its 2009 conference, called "A New Climate for Energy." Energy Secretary Steven Chu kicks off the two-day gathering with a speech this morning.
-- From the big picture to the very, very small one: The National Institutes of Health's Trans-NIH Nanotechnology Task Force and NIH Roadmap Nanomedicine Initiative host Nanoweek 2009, with four days of events and seminars at the NIH's Natcher Conference Center.
-- The AFL-CIO, Working America and the Working America Education Fund launch Unemployment LifeLine.com, a Web site to help unemployed people find region-specific information about unemployment insurance, food and heating subsidies, credit counseling and job-training programs -- as well as one another and moral support. And, of course, unions.
-- Garance Franke-Ruta