On Thursday’s NewsHour … Iraq’s New Government, U.S.-China Currency Disputes, Delaware’s Chris Coons

BY News Desk  November 11, 2010 at 5:00 PM EST

IRAQ’S NEW GOVERNMENT| Iraq voted on a new government after an eight-month deadlock. The coalition will be a power-sharing arrangement among Kurds, Sunnis and Shi’ites. But the three-way coalition will face an array of old challenges. Margaret Warner talks to Meghan O’Sullivan of Harvard and Feisal Istrabadi, former U.N. Ambassador for Iraq and currently of Indiana University, for more on the plan to tackle the issue.

U.S.-CHINA CURRENCY WAR | The Treasury estimates that China holds around $868 billion of the U.S. debt. Now there is growing concern this could cause complications in currency and trade, including devaluing the U.S. dollar and increased pricing of U.S. goods on the international market. Paul Solman dives into the China clash over U.S. currency.

REDUCING THE FEDERAL DEFICIT| The deficit proposal released Wednesday continues to make waves. Jeffrey Brown gets three reactions to the drastic plan: Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget; Damon Silvers of the AFL-CIO; and Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform.

SEN.-ELECT CHRIS COONS OF DELAWARE | Judy Woodruff talks to incoming Democratic Sen. Chris Coons, who won over Tea Party-backed candidate Christine O’Donnell in the midterm elections.

MISMARKED GRAVES OF FALLEN SOLDIERS | On this Veteran’s Day, Ray Suarez has an update on the mismarked graves at Arlington National Cemetery that have made headlines nationwide.

And Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s top news headlines as well as a look at some of the features on the web site, including two more takes on Veteran’s Day, a chance to ask Paul Solman questions, and a preview of an upcoming health care report.

We hope you’ll join us.