Obama to Host Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (Kevin Frayer / AP Photo)

Perhaps he has some insight into cooling down the debt talks? President Obama will meet with the Dalai Lama at the White House on Saturday, their first meeting in over a year, the White House has announced. Saturday’s meet-up will be a private, 30-minute affair, and will likely touch on the issue of the Tibetan separatist movement. China, roiled that the high-profile sit-down will call new attention to its Tibetan policy, has demanded that Obama rescind the invitation.