The Rundown, 11/20

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It's Friday! The day that Congress goes home for a nice, long weekend of reconnoitering with constituents and...except there's a health care bill to consider. The Senate will stay in DC today--and tomorrow--for a Saturday vote on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's health care bill.

In the meantime, Democratic leaders will be busy trying to secure votes from the moderate members of their caucus. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has said she will announce today whether or not she'll vote to close debate and bring the bill to an up-or-down vote.

The Senate Finance committee will consider two nominations--Mary John Miller as an assistant Treasury secretary and Charles Collyns as a deputy undersecretary at Treasury--while the House Financial Services Committee will mark up the Financial Stability Improvement Act, plus a bill debit card holders should be cheering for: a bill to restrict credit card overdraft fees.

In Foreign policy news, diplomats from the U.S., Britain, China, France, and Russia will meet in Brussels today to develop a new package of sanctions on the dreaded Iran.

The Sarah Palin book-signing extravaganza tour continues today with stops in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. She drew over 750 to an event in Noblesville, Indiana yesterday--we'll see if she can keep up that pace in the swing state of Ohio.

And it's National Adoption Day tomorrow. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will host a ceremony today in Washington, DC to commemorate it.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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