What to Watch

What to Watch

(Joe Giblin - Associated Press)
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

-- President Obama separately welcomes Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to the White House at bilateral meetings. [Story, A3]

-- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on "Engaging Iran: Obstacles and Opportunities" at 9:30 a.m.

-- Swine flu may be milder than first feared [Story, A1], but it's still a global concern. The House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa and global health holds a 9 a.m. hearing, "Global Health Emergencies Hit Home: The 'Swine Flu' Outbreak," to explore its international spread. Present will be National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony S. Fauci, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Anne Schuchat and Dennis Carroll, a special adviser on flu issues at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

-- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and White House energy and climate adviser Carol M. Browner address the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund dinner at Union Station. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) sends a video message.

-- House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) gives the keynote speech at the Bipartisan Policy Center forum "Unprecedented Federal Debt: Putting Our Fiscal House in Order," featuring a slew of bipartisan budgetary bigwigs at the St. Regis Hotel.

-- And the National Association of Drug Court Professionals marks the 20th anniversary of the first drug court with a morning news conference and an evening Capitol Hill reception with Trey Anastasio, above, the lead singer of Phish.

-- Garance Franke-Ruta federalcity@washpost.com

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