Dispatch from the Front: The Week of November 21

President Obama is back in Washington after a long trip to Hawaii, Australia and Indonesia. Today, he welcomes country music performers to the White House. Tomorrow, he travels to New Hampshire to promote his jobs plan. Wednesday, he hosts the annual turkey pardoning at the White House.

Congress is out this week—except for the Super Committee, which has until Wednesday to reach a debt reduction deal. The members, however, are expected to announce later today that they were unable to reach an agreement.

Executive Branch: Commerce Secretary John Bryson, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Trade Representative Ron Kirk are in China for the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade.

Economic Reports: From the New York Times: “Existing home sales for October (Monday); revised third-quarter gross domestic product (Tuesday); durable goods for October, weekly jobless claims, personal income and spending for October, and Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for November (Wednesday).” More from the Washington Post.

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