It's day two of the G20 summit in Pittsburgh (which Caitlan Smith says is a fitting location), and big topics from financial regulatory reform to global economic progress to climate change will be discussed near smokestacks and river. After the massive meeting in New York, Obama will play host to a slightly less massive meeting of international bigwigs, with morning and afternoon sessions, a lunch in between, and a press conference when it's all over.
American moneyman Timothy Geithner will speak at the morning session, and he'll host a working lunch with finance ministers.
And the Senate Finance Committee's marathon markup of Sen. Max Baucus's health care bill will grind on. Baucus had hoped to be done with said marking by week's end, but with debate dragging on the 500+ amendments the committee had to consider, that's looking unlikely.
Today is also a rare treat for the legislative branch and its staffers: both chambers of Congress are actually in session on a Friday, and for good reason--the House will consider a resolution to keep the government up and running for fiscal year 2010.