Today President Obama is set to officially announce Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as his choice to head up the Department of Health and Human Services. Secretary of State Clinton is on her way to the Middle East, and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will visit Washington. The Daily Beast's
Ana Marie Cox and Jonathan Marcus of the BBC join John with a look at these and other events of the week ahead.
"Mr. Obama is, if you like, veritably the lamp that the genie rubs at the moment. "
— The BBC's Jonathan Marcus on President Obama's photo op appeal to visiting foreign dignitaries