Tuesday in politics: Obama at Asia summit, Clinton heads to Middle East, and more

Phil Pruitt
The Ticket

Foreign policy is the main topic on the politics scene again on Tuesday.

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Obama also planned sideline meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and outgoing Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. Obama urged Asian leaders to rein in tensions in the South China Sea.

Clinton, meanwhile, left the summit early to travel to the Middle East in an effort to stop the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. She is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Palestinian officials in Ramallah and Egyptian leaders in Cairo.

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Back in Washington, Vice President Joe Biden, who hosted his fourth Early Thanksgiving for Wounded Warriors on Monday evening, will celebrate his 70th birthday on Tuesday.

And then there is this: President Obama is scheduled to be back in Washington in time to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey on Wednesday in a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden.

And this, for a bit of local politics: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would ban nudity in most public places, including public streets, sidewalks, plazas and on public transit vehicles, stations, platforms and stops. Exceptions would be made for participants in some street fairs and parades.

Sources: Yahoo! News, Reuters, Associated Press