- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 26, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Environmental defense — 9 a.m. — The Washington Legal Foundation holds a discussion, “Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy: Will the U.S. Supreme Court Clear the Air?” Robert Sussman, former Environmental Protection Agency deputy administrator, and Eric Schaeffer of the Environmental Integrity Project, participate. Location: Washington Legal Foundation, M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Religion workshop — 9 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a workshop, “Religion and the American Future.” Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer in the Oval Office.

VICE PRESIDENT

Participates in a tour of and briefing on the B-2 bomber, 509 Spirit Blvd., Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Delivers remarks at a rally for the B-2 bomber forces at the base. Participates in a fundraiser for the Republican National Committee at the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island in South Carolina.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the gross domestic product estimate for the third quarter. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

5 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal production report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Head Start Accountability and Educational Performance Measures. Location: Westin Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/502-7566.

10 a.m. — Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board holds a meeting to review program activities and to make recommendations on capital needs. Location: Howard University Blackburn University Center, 2400 Sixth St. NW, Gallery Lounge. Contact: 202/502-7566.

10 a.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a public hearing on proposed regulations relating to the treatment of controlled services transactions under Section 482. Location: New Carrollton Federal Building, auditorium, 5000 Ellin Road, Lanham. Contact: 202/622-039.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate reconvenes Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House reconvenes Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Political communication — all day — The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management holds its International Seminar of Political Communication and Marketing for Governments. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — Jose Miguel Insulza, secretary-general of the Organization of American States, delivers keynote address.

Location: GWU, 805 21st St. NW, Jack Morton Auditorium. Contact: 202/994-6460.

Palestinian options — all day — The Palestine Center holds its annual conference, “The Palestine Question Since Oslo: Current Options and Future Strategies.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 9:15 a.m. — Beshara Doumani, professor of history at the University of California at Berkeley, delivers remarks.

Location: PC, 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/338-1290.

Congressional elections — 8:30 a.m. — Boston University College of Communications holds a breakfast discussion on the midterm elections. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 617/353-5660.

Book discussion — 9 a.m. — The Center for American Progress holds a book discussion with Morton Halperin and Priscilla Clapp, authors of “Bureaucratic Politics and Foreign Policy: Explaining U.S. Iran Policy.” Robert Gard, former president of the National Defense University, also participates. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Democracy marketplace — 10 a.m. — The Brookings Institution holds a forum, “The Marketplace of Democracy: A Groundbreaking Survey Explores Voter Attitudes About Electoral Competition and American Politics.” Michael McDonald of Brookings, John Samples of the Cato Institute, and Andrew Kohut and Scott Keeter of the Pew Research Center participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Bunche event — 11 a.m. — The State Department and the Phelps Stokes Fund host the start of Ralph Bunche Societies. Ralph Bunche was an American political scientist and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his mediation in Palestine that led to an armistice agreement between the Jews and Arabs in the region. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Joan Bunche, daughter of the late Mr. Bunche; and Benjamin Rivlin, director emeritus of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Study, participate. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Benjamin Franklin Room. Contact: 202/647-2492.

Swearing-in ceremony — 11:15 a.m. — Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson will participate in a swearing-in ceremony for Robert Steel, Treasury undersecretary for domestic finance. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Cash Room. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Trade discussion — noon — Women in International Trade holds a discussion to review recent developments in Vietnam’s and Russia’s World Trade Organization accession negotiations. Location: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg P.A., 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 400. Contact: 202/512-8124.

Investment luncheon — 12:15 p.m. — The European Institute holds a Transatlantic Forum on Trade and Investment luncheon, featuring remarks by Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert M. Kimmitt. Location: Sofitel Lafayette Square, 806 15th St. NW, Paris Ballroom. Contact: 202/895-1670.

Fighting poverty — 6 p.m. — Carnegie Library hosts the second annual Fashion Fights Poverty benefit, an evening headlining socially conscious designers and artisans for the world of fashion. Location: Carnegie Library (formally City Museum), 801 K St. NW. Contact: www.fashionfightspoverty.org

Film festival — 6:30 p.m. — The Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Washington, D.C., International Film Festival presents the Arabian Sights Film Festival, which runs through Nov. 5. Location: Loews Cineplex Wisconsin Avenue Cinemas, 4000 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/724-5613.

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