What to Watch

What to Watch

Friday, May 8, 2009

-- Today at 11:30 a.m., President Obama speaks on job creation and training. Tomorrow, he headlines his first White House Correspondents Association dinner, a.k.a. prom. If you're not going, you'll be able to catch it on C-SPAN live or on YouTube by dinner's end, and no doubt there will be three days of breathless reporting over who was there and who wore what.

-- Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis and representatives of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Homeland Security and the White House take questions at a Spanish-language town hall meeting on the swine flu virus at 12:15 p.m. at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The town hall will be moderated by Univision anchor Edna Schmidt.

-- Still in town, Presidents Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan and Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan meet with World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick.

-- Signs of spring or just a lot of rain? The Joint Economic Committee will sort it out at a hearing on the economic picture in April.

-- Nomination in progress: Neal S. Wolin appears before the Senate Finance Committee for a 10 a.m. hearing on his nomination to be deputy secretary of the Treasury.

-- The Brennan Center for Justice holds a day-long conference on "Money in Politics 2009: New Horizons for Reform" at the National Press Club.

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