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Monday, June 1, 2009

-- President Obama heads overseas this week, traveling to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, where on Thursday he will give his promised speech to the Muslim world from Cairo, as well as to Germany and France, where he will commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day. Today, the president will deliver public remarks on the state of the U.S. auto industry. In the afternoon, he visits the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.

-- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in El Salvador today to attend the presidential inauguration of Mauricio Funes. Tomorrow, she travels to Honduras, where she will lead the U.S. delegation to the Organization of American States General Assembly in San Pedro Sula. The theme this year is "Toward a Culture of Nonviolence."

-- Educator Jill Biden, wife of the vice president, will address the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network in New York tonight at the group's annual Respect Awards gala, which recognizes leaders in creating safe schools for all students, "regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression."

-- Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) continues his Washington-area tour with a speech on "The Care of Freedom" at 11 a.m. at the Heritage Foundation. The speech is being billed as "a special address on national security and foreign policy."

-- The Congressional Internet Caucus holds a forum on Obama's report on "The State of America's Cyber Security." Participants include former assistant secretary of homeland security Stewart Baker, Gregory T. Nojeim of the Center for Democracy and Technology, and Marcus H. Sachs of Verizon.

-- Former vice president Richard B. Cheney delivers a speech at the annual journalism awards ceremony of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation.

-- Garance Franke-Ruta federalcity@washpost.com


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