- Beretta leaves Maryland over gun laws, heads for Tennessee
- Neal Boortz defends Hillary Clinton for representing child rapist
- House task force to recommend National Guard on border, faster deportations
- Top federal judge uses pizza to explain complex Obamacare situation
- Obama, Biden overhaul job training programs
- Drought-plagued Californians turn to paint to keep lawns green
- ISIL now forcing Iraqi shopkeepers to veil mannequins in Mosul
- 11 parents of Nigeria’s abducted girls die
- Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia
- Turkish P.M. Erdogan won’t speak to Obama, but he’ll take calls from Biden
Question of the Day
Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and at 10 a.m. to consider fiscal 2008 appropriations for the Agriculture Department, Food and Drug Administration and related agencies. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.
10 a.m. —Budget Committeeholds a hearing, “The Costs of Military Operations and Reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Witnesses include Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England and Defense Undersecretary (Comptroller) Tina Jones. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 210. Contact: 202/226-7200.
2 p.m. —Homeland Securitytransportation security and infrastructure protection subcommittee holds a hearing on implementation of the registered traveler program. Transportation Security Administration Administrator Kip Hawley testifies. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 311. Contact: 202/226-2616.
Conservative students — all day —The Young America’s Foundation holds its National Conservative Student Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.
Highlights — 9 a.m. — Robert Novak, syndicated columnist and author of “The Prince of Darkness,” delivers remarks on “Today’s political landscape — with the 2008 election still 18 months away, which candidate is shaping up to win, to lose, and to fly in under the media’s radar?”
7:30 p.m. — Tony Blankley, editorial page editor for The Washington Times, delivers remarks on “The West’s Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations?”
Location: George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW, Marvin Center. Contact: 800/872-1776.
Public health — 8 a.m. —Health and Human Services Department’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response holds a public emergency workshop, with representatives from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, professional societies, state and local public health organizations, the academic research and development community, public interest groups, stakeholder federal agencies and Congress.
Highlights — 8 a.m. — HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt delivers remarks.
Location: Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/260-1200.
China hearing — 9 a.m. —The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission holds a hearing, “Access to Information in the People’s Republic of China.”
Highlights — 9 a.m. — Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, Florida Democrat, delivers remarks.
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