November 9, 2009
Posted: 1728 GMT
Jim Clancy, who was there the day the Berlin wall came down 20 years ago, will join us live from the German capital for coverage of the celebration surrounding the 20th anniversary of the historic event.
He will take us through the nuts and bolts of the day and look ahead to the world leaders scheduled to give speeches. Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy, Gordon Brown and Dimitry Medvedev will help mark the anniversary. President Barack Obama did not make the trip, however, sending his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, instead.
Also today, we will take you live to Baghdad where the Iraqi parliament has finally passed an election law, making January elections possible.
The deadlock and delays leading up to the vote had Americans very worried: not holding elections as scheduled could have made Iraq more unstable than it is now, strengthening the hand of insurgent groups determined to perpetuate chaos there.
The question now is: will the deal hold? Will officials have the time it takes to organize elections throughout the country?
Plus, the rally on Wall Street is sending the Dow to new highs for the year. Unemployment? What unemployment? The dollar is down and stocks are up on hopes interest rates will stay low and government will continue to commit to giantn stimulus plans.
We are live at the New York Stock Exchange.
The second half of the show will probably be composed entirely of heads of state speeches, which we will bring you live on CNN.
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