Mark Halperin’s three things to watch for in politics for Tuesday, March 10.
1. Watch President Obama’s big speech on education reform. He’ll deliver remarks on his plan today at 9:45 am ET at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s annual conference. There’s something in there for left, right and middle, with plans for merit pay and no major changes to No Child Left Behind. Watch to see which elements of his plan get the most attention.
2. Watch as Obama meets with members of the moderate House New Democrat Coalition this afternoon at the White House. They’re expected to discuss regulatory reform, trade, health care and budget priorities, among other issues. Watch to see what comes out of the meeting and whether it helps to refine perceptions of the president among supporters and detractors.
3. Watch Vice President Biden overseas, meeting with NATO and European Union leaders in Brussels. Watch to see if he reveals any new policy details and if he says anything to further define the administration’s conception of the U.S.’s role in the world.