The Rundown, 9/22

Today will be laden with foreign policy dealings, as...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas come to the White House for individual meetings with President Obama, then a three-way meeting after those. Settlements will be discussed far and wide.

...The U.N. Climate Change Summit gets underway in New York, with world leaders gathering to discuss plans for a treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which the U.S. never ratified anyway. President Obama will speak.

...He'll also hold a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao. The two will talk about North Korea, economic recovery, and maybe even Sarah Palin, who will deliver her first foreign-soil keynote address in Kong Kong Wednesday, to the CLSA Investor's Forum--though the latter isn't quite as likely.

...and Hillary Clinton, will attend the General Assembly as well.

And as Congress comes back to Washington from the weekend, so too does the health care sausage-making process: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) will introduce a modified version of is health reform bill (released last week to a clamor of displeasure and criticism). This one will address concerns of Democrats and Sen. Olympia Snowe (ME)--the only Republican who might actually vote for health care reform in the Senate--including more tax credits to help the middle class afford health insurance.

We'll see if this version is received any better than the last.