- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 8, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Afghanistan — 10 a.m. — The United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion, “Five Years After the Fall of the Taliban: Afghanistan and the War on Terrorism.” Peter Bergen, author of “Holy War Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden,” and Seth Jones, Rand Corp., participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW, second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3828.

Election discussion — 2:30 p.m. — AARP holds a discussion, “Moving Forward: Midterm Election Results and the New Congress.” Charlie Cook, National Journal and the Cook Political Report; Chuck Todd, the Hotline; and Mike McCurry, former press secretary for President Clinton, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/434-2560.

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

3 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the broiler-hatchery report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee Worker Risk Work Group. Location: EPA, 1 Potomac Yard South, 2777 Crystal Drive, lobby-level conference center, Arlington. Contact: 703/308-4775

10 a.m. — Federal Housing Finance Board holds a meeting of the board of directors to discuss the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago’s request to redeem excess stock. Location: Federal Housing Finance Board, 1625 I St. NW. first-floor boardroom. Contact: 202/408-2876

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket number 05-380: Gonzales v. Carhart

Docket number 05-1382: Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood

Contact: 202/479-3211

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate next meets at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541

HOUSE

Not in session. The House next meets at 2 p.m. tomorrow in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600

GENERAL AGENDA

Financial advisers conference — 8 a.m. — Schwab Institutional hosts the 16th annual IMPACT Conference, billed as the largest gathering of independent financial advisers in the nation.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Postelection panel moderated by Cokie Roberts with Dan Crippen, Stuart Rothenberg and Greg Valliere. 11:45 a.m. — Richard Branson, Virgin Group, keynote speaker

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW. Contact: 415/667-2109, 800/669-3446

Ethanol — 9:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Ethanol: Boon or Boondoggle?” Bruce Dale, Michigan State University, and David Pimentel, Cornell University, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871

Midterm elections — 10 a.m. — The American Conservative Union holds a press conference, “Meaning of the Midterms” to interpret the results and their ramifications for conservatism, Congress and the country. Richard Viguerie, author of “Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause,” participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Murrow Room. Contact: 703/836-8602

Rally and protest — all day — Gold Star Families for Peace and Blue Revolution hold a protest of the war in Iraq. Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlight — 11 a.m. — Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan will lead the delivery to the White House of “huge stacks of signatures and comments from the 75,000 Americans who have signed a petition opposing an attack on Iran.”

Location: Lafayette Park, across from the White House. Contact: 562/912-5859 or 202/329-7847

Veterans Day event — 10:45 a.m. — The Energy Department holds a special program to commemorate Veterans Day. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman participates. Location: Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-6210

Press conference — 11 a.m. — The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Business Industry Political Action Committee holds a briefing to review the results of the 2006 midterm elections. Jay Timmons and Pat Cleary of NAM participate. Location: Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090

Address — 11 a.m. — The Library of Congress holds an address by Ron His Horse Is Thunder, member of the Hunkapa-Lakota Oyate Tribe, to commemorate Native American Heritage Month. Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-0022

Postelection press conference — 11:30 a.m. — The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) holds its postelection press conference, with NRCC Chairman Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, New York Republican. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/646-6419

Hispanic Chamber luncheon — 12:30 p.m. — The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds a luncheon in honor of Mexican President-elect Felipe Calderon. Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/715-049

Election discussion — 12:30 p.m. — The liberal Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) holds a discussion, “Election 2006: Results and Aftermath: The Impact on the Progressive Movement.” Jamin Raskin, Democratic candidate for Maryland state Senate; Michael Fauntroy, author of “Republicans and the Black Vote”; and Steve Cobble and John Cavanaugh of IPS participate. Location: IPS, 1112 16th St. NW., Suite 600. Contact: 240/603-7905

Trade forum — 1 p.m. — U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab delivers remarks at an Inter-American Development Bank and PODER Magazine Forecast 2007 Forum. Location: IDB, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2407

ERISA event — 1:30 p.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao addresses the final meeting of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act Advisory Council. ERISA is a federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established pension and health plans in private industry to provide protection for individuals in these plans. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Secretary’s Conference Room. Contact: 202/693-6000

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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