* Demand for oil tops agenda for meeting of Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao; "China has invested heavily in Iran, and as a permanent member of the Security Council, its position on the question of sanctions is crucial." [NYT]

* Pentagon preps for war games about Iran. Bush: "All options are on the table." [USAT]

* Construction of $592M embassy in Baghdad --the size of 80 football fields-- is on target. [USAT]

* Bush: "I'm the decider, and I decide what's best, and what's best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the secretary of defense." [NYT, USAT]

* Administration has not improved the sharing of intelligence data among agencies, GAO finds. [WP]

* Rob Portman, trade representative, is selected to replace Bolten as budget director; sends "gloomy signal [about] the prospects for achieving significant gains in trade talks with foreign countries anytime soon." [WP, NYT, WP, USAT]

* Army Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller ordered to testify on abuse in Iraq. [WP]

* News organizations attempt to block subpoenas for documents related to leak investigation. [NYT]

* FBI seeks access to the files of the late columnist Jack Anderson. [NYT]

* Bush's interest in human rights complicates visit with Jintao. [WP]

* Rumsfeld is playing dead, says Dana Milbank. [WP]


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