Obama to hold talks with top-level NATO official

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WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama is starting the week with a routine White House day highlighted by talks with Anders Fogh Rasmussen (AHN’-derz fohg RAHS’-moo-sihn), the secretary of NATO.

Rasmussen recently hailed the alliance for successful completion of its mission in Libya, where longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi was located and killed and the nation is making a transition to a new form of government.

Obama also meets with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and will complete his day with a campaign fund-raising event in the District of Columbia area. He’s likely also this week to push anew for congressional action on his nearly $500 million jobs program. A key component of that ? aid for repairing the country’s infrastructure ? was stalled in the Senate last week by minority Republicans.