- ‘Pocket drones’: U.S. Army developing tiny surveillance tools for the next big war
- Belgian cafe posts sign: Dogs allowed, but Jews stay out
- Gen. Dempsey: Pentagon studying Russian readiness plans not viewed ‘for 20 years’
- John McCain: Botched, two-hour execution of murderer is ‘torture’
- House GOP ready to move border bill
- Bomb squad called after live WWII artillery washes on Cape Cod beach
- HAYDEN: Intelligence, evidence and the case against Russia
- Ohio university quiz implies atheists are naturally smarter than Christians
- Rep. Henry Cuellar on border crisis: ‘Playing defense on the one-yard line’
- Activists vow to occupy fast-food restaurants to get higher pay
Question of the Day
Delivers remarks to the American Legislative Exchange Council at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Participates, with first lady Laura Bush, in a Special Olympics Global Law Enforcement Torch Run Ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House.
8:30 a.m. —Bureau of the Censusreleases the advance report on durable goods — manufacturers’ shipments and orders for June. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
9:30 a.m. —National Transportation Safety Boardholds a meeting of the 7838D Aviation Accident Report-Attempted Takeoff From Wrong Runway, Comair Flight 5191, Bombardier CL-600-2B19, N431CA, Lexington, Ky., Aug. 27, 2006. Location: Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, 20th and C streets Northwest. Contact: 202/314-6100.
No oral arguments scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.
In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.
10 a.m. —Environment and Public Works Committeeholds a hearing on “Examining of the Case for the California Waiver: An Update From EPA.” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson testifies. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.
2:30 p.m. —Commerce, Science and Transportationsurface transportation and merchant marine infrastructure, safety and security subcommittee holds a hearing on the Railroad Safety Enhancement Act. Joseph Boardman, administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.
2:30 p.m. — Foreign Relations international operations and organizations, democracy and human rights subcommittee holds a hearing on “The United Nations Human Rights Council: Shortcomings and Prospects for Reform.” Assistant Secretary of State Kristen Silverberg in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs; Thomas Melia, deputy executive and director of Freedom House, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.
Second- and third-stringers eye 2016 if front-runner stumbles
- 'We're coming for you, Barack Obama': Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL terrorists
- Russia shipping sophisticated weapons systems to Ukraine separatists
- NAPOLITANO: What if our democracy is a fraud?
- John McCain: Botched, two-hour execution of murderer is 'torture'
- Michelle Obama says money in politics is bad, asks donors for 'big, fat check'
- EDITORIAL: Detroit's water 'spigot bigots'
- Brian Kelly, Notre Dame ready for different route to title
- Ted Nugent loses second casino gig for 'racist remarks'
- Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine
- White House readies for House GOP impeachment push: 'Foolish' to ignore
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