March 10th, 2010
12:22 AM ET

On the Radar: Iraq elections, health care, the Middle East

Some stories we're tracking for Wednesday:

Iraq elections

Iraqi election results will start to become available. Despite the threat of violence on voting day, nearly two thirds of Iraqis cast ballots on Sunday, election officials said.

Health care

President Obama is scheduled to travel to St. Louis, Missouri, to continue his health care push. He is expected to later attend several fundraising events.

The Middle East

Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the United States condemns Israel's decision to build 1,600 housing units in a Jerusalem neighborhood. How will the statement resonate in the region?


President Rene Preval of Haiti will meet President Obama at the White House in the morning. Meanwhile, the hospital ship USNS Comfort is scheduled to leave the country.

Jobless benefits bill

A nearly $140 billion bill to extend unemployment benefits and a host of expiring tax cuts cleared a procedural hurdle Tuesday and is poised for passage.

Colleen LaRose

We continue coverage of a Pennsylvania woman, identified as Colleen LaRose, who has been indicted for conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and kill a person in a foreign country.

The billionaires club

Forbes magazine will release its annual listing of the world’s billionaires.

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