The Rundown, 10/2

First and foremost, it's the final day of the First Draft of History symposium, being hosted by The Atlantic at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

But beyond that...

President Obama will make his big pitch to the IOC in Copenhagen, trying to leverage his international prestige (read: star power) to lock down the 2016 Summer Olympics for his adopted hometown of Chicago. If he succeeds, we'll see the upside to all that international "celebrity" status John McCain accused him of having, and Chicago will reap the reward.

Although it's Friday, Congress will be in DC nonetheless. The Joint Economic Committee will meet to discuss September unemployment.

The Heritage Foundation will wrap up its Homeland Security University: The Big Picture on Homeland Security event, and, not to be missed for any aspiring screenwriters in the ranks of DC's policy-ites, the New America Foundation will host a discussion entitled "Go West, Young Policy Wonk: Should DC Policy Advocates Become Hollywood Screenwriters?"