Congress has time for Dalai Lama when Obama doesn't

While President Obama may be strategically avoiding the Dalai Lama while he is in town this week, Congress has cleared it's schedule for the Tibetan spiritual leader.

The Dalai Lama will be in the Capitol this morning, picking up an award named after the late Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will give His Holiness the Lantos Human Rights Prize, which awards those who fight human rights violations.
Lantos, a human rights proponent, was the only member of Congress to survive the Holocaust. He died of throat cancer last year.
The exiled Dalai Lama has spent his life fighting for human rights and world peace and won the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.

Obama will be the first president not to meet with the Dalai Lama since he first visited Washington D.C. in 1991.

According to media reports, Obama apparently put off meeting with the Dalai Lama until after his November meeting with Chinese leader Hu Jintao.

 

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