What to Watch

What to Watch

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen will speak today.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen will speak today. (By Karin Cooper -- Cbs Via Associated Press)
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

-- President Obama leaves Moscow for Rome and a meeting with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. Afterward, he heads to L'Aquila, Italy, to attend the Group of Eight summit. He will have a working lunch with G-8 leaders, attend a session on foreign policy and political issues, and then take in some cultural events.

-- Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers remarks at 1 p.m. on "How to Best Accomplish U.S. Objectives in the Middle East" at the National Press Club.

-- The left-leaning Center for American Progress kicks off its annual Campus Progress National Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, drawing big policy, political and cultural names, such as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Good Charlotte band leader Joel Madden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and Bill Clinton, who will deliver the keynote speech.

-- Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) and former Clinton White House chief of staff Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty take part in a Council on Foreign Relations forum on U.S. immigration policy at the council's office on F Street.

-- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee's water and wildlife subcommittee and oversight subcommittee hold a hearing on "Threats to Native Wildlife Species," with Sens. Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and a variety of presenters.

-- Garance Franke-Ruta federalcity@washpost.com

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