- The Washington Times - Monday, November 22, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Election discussion — 9 a.m. — The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a discussion, “The 2004 Election and the Future of Progressivism.” Donna Brazile of the Democratic National Committee; E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post; Thomas Frank, author of “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”; Will Marshall of the Progressive Policy Institute and Ruy Teixeira of CAP participate. Location: St. Regis Hotel, Chandelier Room, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/741-6379.

Video game report — 10 a.m. — The National Institute for Media and the Family holds a press conference to release the ninth annual Video and Computer Game Report Card. Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat; Rep. Betty McCollum, Minnesota Democrat; David Walsh of the institute, and syndicated columnist Steven Kent participate. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9965.

PRESIDENT BUSH

In Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department releases results of its weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Election Assistance Commission holds an open meeting to discuss Title II requirements payments, a court case update, results from the Help America Vote Act College Poll Worker Program, and an update on Election Day data collection. Location: Election Assistance Commission, 1225 New York Ave. NW, Suite 1100. Contact: 202/566-3100.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Stands in adjournment until 9:30 a.m. on December 7. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL

Medical biodefense and civilian medicine# — all day — George Mason University hosts a conference, “Crossing Boundaries: Medical Biodefense and Civilian Medicine.” Events begin at 9:15 a.m.

Highlights — noon — Col. Erik Henchal of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Location: Crystal City Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/993-8545.

Protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure — all day — E.J. Krause and Associates holds a conference, “Protecting the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure and Key Assets.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Paul McHale of the Defense Department, “Homeland Security Defense — An Update”

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/493-5500.

Latin America discussion — 8:30 a.m. — Inter-American Dialogue hosts a discussion, “U.S. Policy Toward Latin America and the Caribbean in the Aftermath of the U.S. Elections.” Location: Inter-American Dialogue, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-9002.

Arms control discussion — 9 a.m. — Arms Control Association and the Embassy of Argentina host a discussion, “Controlling the Spread of Ballistic Missiles.” Participants include Renato Carlos Sersale di Cerisano of the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vann Van Diepan of the State Department, Aaron Karp of Old Dominion University, and Daryl Kimball of the Arms Control Association. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/463-8270, Ext. 104, or 202/483-7600.

Toy safety report — 9:30 a.m. — U.S. Public Interest Research Group holds a press conference to release its 19th annual toy safety report. Report author Lindsey Johnson participates. Location: Washington Seminar Center at Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SE. Contact: 202/546-9707.

Tree-topping ceremony — 10 a.m. — National Park Service and the Christmas Pageant of Peace host a tree-topping ceremony for the National Christmas Tree. Participants include Lynne V. Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, Peter Nostrand of the Christmas Pageant of Peace, and Fran Mainella of the National Park Service. Location: Ellipse. Contact: 202/619-7400.

Homelessness press conference — 10 a.m. — National philanthropic and financial institutions hold a press conference to announce the Partnership to End Long-Term Homelessness. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/652-1558.

Counterterrorism bill — 10:15 a.m. — Members of Congress hold a press conference to discuss the recently passed Counter-Terrorist and Narco-Terrorist Reward Act. Rep. Mark Steven Kirk, Illinois Republican, participates. Location: 1531 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 847/940-0202 or 773/454-5396.

Campaign finance discussion — 11:45 a.m. — Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “Campaign Finance Reform.” Participants include Geri Mannion of the Carnegie Corp. of New York, and Stephen Moore of the Club for Growth. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 18th St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/974-2424.

Turkey discussion — noon — European-American Business Council hosts a discussion, “Turkey in the New Millennium.” U.S. Ambassador Osman Faruk Logolu participates. Location: European-American Business Council, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600. Contact: 202/637-3440.

Speech — 1 p.m. — Library of Congress hosts a closing keynote address as part of American Indian Heritage Month. Richard West, director of the National Museum of the American Indian, participates. Location: Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-0022.

Mexico-EU negotiations — 2 p.m. — Inter-American Development Bank holds a discussion, “Main Challenges of the Mexico-EU FTA Negotiations.” Participants include Jaime Zabludovsky, former Mexican ambassador to the European Union, and Anthony Gooch, EU Commission spokesman to the United States. Location: Inter-American Development Bank, Room E9B, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2407.

Moldova program — 2 p.m. — National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a session, “The Frozen Conflict in Transnistria: Its Implications for the Security of Moldova and Its New Neighbors — the EU and NATO.” Pamela Smith, former U.S ambassador to Moldova, participates. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540 or 703/940-2254.

Anti-violence rally# — 2 p.m. — Reaching Out to Others Together (ROOT) and Guns Aside sponsor a rally in support of a national pledge against gun violence. Participants include D.C. public school system Superintendent Clifford B. Janey, William Pollard of the University of the District of Columbia, D.C. Council members-elect Kwame Brown and Marion Barry, and students from Hart Middle School. Location: Charles Hart Middle School, 601 Mississippi Ave. SE. Contact: 202/723-2200.

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