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What to Watch: Obama to Meet with Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai

Friday, June 12, 2009

-- President Obama meets with Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai at the White House.

-- Vice President Biden continues his "Road to Recovery" tour. Today's events take him to Kalamazoo, Mich., where he will join Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm (D-Mich.) and Sens. Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) for an event at Loy Norrix High School to celebrate the groundbreaking of a project to widen the Interstate 94 and Westnedge Avenue interchange. Afterward, he delivers remarks at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport on auto communities.

-- Lawrence H. Summers, director of the National Economic Council, gives his "Reflections on Economic Policy in Time of Crisis" in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, about 11 a.m.

-- Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner arrives in Lecce, Italy, for the Group of Eight Meeting of Finance Ministers, before flying back to Washington.

-- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) and Richard C. Holbrooke, special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, speak at a Capitol Hill roundtable discussion on the need for humanitarian aid for internally displaced Pakistanis in the Swat Valley.

-- The House Energy and Commerce Committee's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee at 10 a.m. holds a hearing on "GM and Chrysler Dealership Closures and Restructuring." Featured speakers include: Fritz Henderson, chief executive of General Motors; James Press, president of Chrysler; John McEleney, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association.

-- Unofficial health-care week continues: The Commission on Civil Rights, on Ninth Street, holds a public briefing at 9:30 a.m. on persistent gaps between the health status of minorities and non-minorities in the United States.

-- The New America Foundation holds a discussion on "Health CEOs for Health Reform: Making Quality Healthcare Affordable for All" at the Capitol Visitor Center.

-- Garance Franke-Ruta federalcity@washpost.com

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