- Gentlemen, start your drones: Judge’s ruling opens door for commercial use
- Soldier who hid, bragged about not saluting flag to be punished — in secret
- ‘Maverick’ of the seas: ‘Top Gun’ school for U.S. ship officers to launch
- Putin declares Sochi Paralympics open amid Ukrainian protest
- ‘In Jesus name, we pray’ sparks ire at Ohio council meeting
- Navy’s first laser weapon ready for prime time; drone killer to deploy this summer
- Billionaire backer: Rick Santorum ‘needs to be heard’ in 2016
- Obamacare fallout: 49 percent pessimistic; 45 percent ‘scared’
- DHS accused of holding U.S. citizen at airport, using emails to pry into her sex life
- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
Meets with congressional leaders at the White House.
10 a.m. —Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the metropolitan area employment and unemployment figures for June. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
9 a.m. —Fire Administrationholds a meeting of the Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy to introduce new board members and review National Fire Academy Program activities. Location: Building H, Room 300, National Emergency Training Center, Emmitsburg, Md. Contact: 301/447-1117.
4 p.m. — Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service holds a forum to gather public comment on a draft environmental-impact statement related to regulations regarding the importation, interstate movement and environmental release of genetically engineered organisms. Location: USDA Center at Riverside, 4700 River Road, Riverdale. Contact: 301/734-5673.
No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.
In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.
9:30 a.m. —Energy and Natural Resources Committeeholds a hearing on recent advances in clean-coal technology. Carl Bauer, Energy Department, and Jerry Hollinden, URS Corp., testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
9:30 a.m. —Foreign RelationsAfrican affairs subcommittee holds a hearing, “Exploring the U.S. Africa Command and a New Strategic Relationship With Africa.” Jendayi Frazer, assistant secretary of state for African affairs, and Theresa Whelan, deputy assistant defense secretary for African affairs, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.
2:30 p.m. —Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing, “Oversight of the U.S. Department of Commerce.” Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.
Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
- Kim Jong-un calls for execution of 33 Christians
- Rand Paul wins 2014 CPAC straw poll, Ted Cruz finishes a distant second
- Senate Democrats, Republicans spar over restoring unemployment benefits
- 80 people publicly executed across North Korea for films, Bibles
- Bill Clinton poses for photo with Bunny Ranch prostitutes
- CURL: The modern GOP really is Reagan's 'Big Tent' party
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
- Six Senate seats could hinge on Keystone pipeline
- Russias Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
- CPAC 2014: Straw poll signals Paul-Cruz showdown
Pope Francis meets his 'mini-me'
Celebrity deaths in 2014
Winter storm hits states — again