The hottest ticket in Washington D.C. tonight will be the White House state dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. It's the first such event for President and Mrs. Obama, who are putting their own stamp on the event. The guest list includes Hollywood directors Steven Spielberg and M. Night Shyamalan, and the menu will reportedly incorporate honey from the White House beehive. For more details on tonight's fête, we speak with Nia-Malika Henderson, White House reporter for Politico.
In a flashback to the '90s, when then–First Lady Hilary Clinton went out and stumped for health care reform, new First Lady Michelle Obama starts hawking health care today. She'll pitch herself as a soccer mom who gets what families need from their insurance plans. And, though the tactic is different, it's hard not to hear echoes of Hillarycare. We speak to former Clinton Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers and Nia-Malika Henderson, White House reporter for Politico, to ask: How do first ladies fit into health care reform, and are there lessons to be learned from the Clinton White House?