- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 26, 2004


Participates in a “Focus on Education with President Bush” event, Springfield, Ohio. Attends a Republican National Committee Victory 2004 rally, Butler County, Ohio. Returns to Crawford, Texas.


4 P.M. — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 1/800-727-9540.


1 p.m. Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance holds a meeting to review the plan and direction for the second phase of a simplification study and for the election of officers. The meeting also can be accessed by teleconference; see contact for dial-in information. Location: 80 F St. NW, Suite 412. Contact: 202/219-2099.


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


Meets at 1 p.m. for morning business and 2 p.m. to consider the intelligence-reform bill; no roll call votes. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


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


Women’s leadership conference — all day Women Impacting Public Policy holds a leadership and power strategy conference, “We Decide: the Road to the White House.” Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: Wyndham City Center Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 888/368-5759.

Al Qaeda discussion — 9 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “Al Qaeda’s European Front: 3/11 and Its Implications.” Fernando Reinares, Spain’s leading analyst of terrorism and political violence, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

Supreme Court discussion — 9:30 a.m. Americans for Tax Reform, Center for American Progress and Alliance for Justice hold a discussion, “Does the Supreme Court Follow the Elections?” Bruce Fein, associate deputy attorney general at the Justice Department in the Reagan administration, and Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/775-1776.

Global development — 9:30 a.m. Center for Global Development holds a press briefing to discuss key issues likely to be debated by the development committee at a meeting this year and to offer comments on the topic of the World Development Report this year, improving the investment climate in developing countries, and on prospects for the world economy next year. Nancy Birdsall, Steven Radelet, Vijaya Ramachandran and Liliana Rojas-Suarez, all with the center, participate. Location: Center for Global Development, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 301. Contact: 202/416-0705.

Afghan election program — 10 a.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a program, “Elections in Afghanistan: A Bellwether for U.S. Plans for Democracy — With Implications for Iraq.” Husain Haqqani and Anatol Lieven, both with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593; 202/939-2211.

Contract with America meeting — 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a meeting, “The Contract with America: Looking Back and Looking Forward,” to discuss the contract’s effect on public policy and reform during the past decade and its significance entering the 21st century. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, now with AEI; former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, now of FreedomWorks; Michael Barone of U.S. News & World Report magazine; and Joseph Gaylord of Chesapeake Associates participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Immunization briefing — noon Every Child By Two sponsors a press briefing based on the report, “Closing the Vaccine Gap: A Shot in the Arm for Childhood Immunization Programs.” Betty Bumpers, co-founder of Every Child by Two, and Dr. Paul Offit, chief of the infectious diseases section at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, participate. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/223-9870.

Human rights report — 1:30 p.m. Institute on Religion and Democracy holds a press conference to release a report documenting an imbalance in mainline church human rights advocacy, in which one-third of the criticisms it makes are against Israel. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/969-8430.

Russian terrorism discussion — 2 p.m. Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “After Beslan: Measuring the Global Response to Terrorism in Russia.” William Bennett and Ariel Cohen, both with the foundation, and Mamoun Fandy of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Iran press conference — 2 p.m. IPS Inc. holds a press conference, “Is Iran Next? Regime Change in Iran.” Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/309-904.

Homeland security discussion — 3:30 p.m. Migration Policy Institute holds a discussion on priorities for the Homeland Security Department’s Border and Transportation Security Directorate. C. Stewart Verdery Jr., undersecretary for border and transportation security; John Morton of the Justice Department; Paul Redmond, former CIA clandestine service senior official, and Doris Meissner of MPI participate. Location: MPI, 1400 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/266-1910.

Book discussion — 6 p.m. School of the Americas Watch holds a reception to discuss the new book “The School of the Americas: Military Training and Political Violence in the Americas.” Author Lesley Gill participates. Location: Stewart Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/234-3440.

Gala dinner — 7 p.m. National Partnership for Women & Families holds a gala dinner to honor former National Partnership President Judith Lichtman, who retired in June after 30 years at the helm. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Susan Berresford, president of the Ford Foundation, participate. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-2600.

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