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April 14th, 2009
07:01 AM ET

Fast Forward

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Some of the stories that will be making news later today:

At 10am ET, a government watchdog group releases its annual report on pork barrel spending better known as the congressional "pig book." The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste is expected to include some 340 pet projects in this year's budget totaling more than four-billion dollars.

At 11am ET, First Lady Michelle Obama will visit the Department of Homeland Security. She'll be joined by Secretary Janet Napolitano. The first lady's office says the goal of the agency tour is simply getting to know the community.

At 11:30am ET, President Obama will give a major speech on the ecomony. He'll talk about how the specific steps the administration is taking fit the broader vision of economic recovery.

Later today in Washington, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends a conference focusing on Haiti. She will discuss how the U.S. and other countries can provide aid to the poorest country in the Americas. Secretary Clinton travels to Haiti on Thursday to meet with that country's president.

All day long we're keeping a close eye on the flooding in North Dakota. The National Weather Service says the Sheyenne River is headed for a crest at around 22 feet in the next couple of days. That river empties into the Red River near Fargo, which is also in danger of reaching a second flood crest this week.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Ken in NC

    If all of America is talking about making drugs legal, why would the government be considering making cigarettes a controlled substance and putting it under the control of the FDA?

    April 14, 2009 at 8:28 am |
  2. Mike Thoni

    President Obama will as the American People to be patient regarding economic recovery.

    Will the IRS be patient for those of us that can't pay?

    April 14, 2009 at 8:01 am |