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The Politics Of Obama's Overseas Trip

Barack Obama got a red carpet welcome from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Monday. Over the weekend, Maliki appeared to endorse Obama's troop withdrawal plan, but Iraqi officials later said his comments were misinterpreted.

Ron Elving joins Alex Chadwick for a look at the politics of Obama's foreign trip. They also discuss the resignation of adviser Phil Graham from McCain's campaign.

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Alex Chadwick
For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.
Ron Elving
Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News, where he is frequently heard as a news analyst and writes regularly for