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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:47 PM

Fiscal talks under way, Obama heads to SE Asia

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) ó President Barack Obama is about to head off to Southeast Asia to showcase a foreign policy achievement in Myanmar and reinforce the U.S. role as a counterweight to China.

The four-day trip beginning Saturday will provide a brief break from dicey fiscal negotiations and a national security sex scandal in Washington, both of which have competed with the glow of his re-election.

Obama also will visit Thailand and attend a regional summit in Cambodia. Itís his first overseas travel since June.

Obama is the first U.S. president to travel to Myanmar, also known as Burma, where decades of repression are giving way to democratization. The trip also highlights the presidentís efforts to expand the U.S. footprint in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2012/11/16/fiscal_talks_under_way_obama_heads_to_se_asia/

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:12 PM

1. The plan worked great for healthcare reform.

What could go wrong? PBHO leaves it to Pelosi and Reid to work out the details. Great Idea.

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