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Bush returns to the White House, plus more to watch for Thursday in politics

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George W. Bush will be back in the White House on Thursday for the official unveiling of his and former first lady Laura Bush's portraits. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will host the occasion. Also attending: Vice President Joe Biden, former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush.

The House is expected to vote on legislation that would make it a federal crime to carry out an abortion based on the gender of the fetus. The bill focuses on the abortion of female fetuses, a practice more common in India and China, but which is also thought to take place in this country.

Republican supporters say the measure is aimed at a sex-discrimination issue; abortion rights advocates say the bill exploits the problem of selective abortion to further limit a woman's right to choose.

Mitt Romney will be in California for another day of raising campaign cash, and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, who has been mentioned as a Romney running mate, will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker and Tom Barrett, his Democratic challenger in the June 5 recall election, meet for a second debate.

And then there is this: Yes, the John Edwards jury is still deliberating. This makes day nine.

Sources: Yahoo! News, Associated Press

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