- The Washington Times - Monday, October 30, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

5 p.m. — Attends a Georgia Victory 2006 rally, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry, Ga.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the employment cost index for the third quarter 2006. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Office of Minority Healthholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health to discuss strategies to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Contact: 240/453-2882.

9 a.m. —National Council on Disabilityholds a meeting. Agenda includes: A press conference to release its report, “Creating Livable Communities”; a panel discussion; and a stakeholders dialogue. Location: AARP, Brickfield Conference Center, 600 E St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2004.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 05-1256 Philip Morris USA v. Williams

Docket number 05-8820 Lawrence v. Florida

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Not in session. The House next meets 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

Black Sea Region — all day The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a conference, “Economic Development and Security in the Black Sea Region.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Romanian President Traian Basescu delivers remarks via video conference.

12:45 p.m. — Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Mark Pekala delivers remarks.

Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Russian foreign policy — 9:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Russian Foreign Policy Today: Ideology, Objectives, Tactics.”

Highlight — 1 p.m. — Thomas Graham Jr., senior director for Russian affairs for the National Security Council, delivers an off the record keynote address.

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Winter energy outlook — 10 a.m. The U.S. Energy Association holds a press conference to release its “U.S. Winter Energy Outlook.” Thomas Kuhn, president of Edison Electric Institute; David Parker, president of the American Gas Association, participate. Location: USEA, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/306-4899.

“Are Judges Political?” — 10 a.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a program, “Are Judges Political?” with David Schkade, University of California at San Diego, and Lisa Ellman of Mayer, Brown, Rowe and Maw LLP, authors of “Are Judges Political? An Empirical Analysis of the Federal Judiciary.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Lisagor Room. Contact: 301/467-6737.

Election press conference — 10:15 a.m. The Campaign Legal Center holds a press conference on the role of gerrymandered congressional districts in the 2006 elections and to release a report, “Building a National Redistricting Reform Movement.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/736-2200, Ext. 17.

2006 election — 11 a.m. The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management holds a “2006 Election Forecasting Panel” discussion. Christopher Arterton of GW’s Graduate School of Political Management; Benadette Budde of the Business Industry Political Action Committee, participate. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/994-6460.

Arab democracy — noon The Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies and the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolutions Media Working Group hold a discussion, “America’s Betrayal of Arab Democrats,” with Saad Eddin Ibrahim, an advocate for democracy in the Middle East. Location: ICAR, Truland Building, 3330 North Washington Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/830-0345.

Lebanon discussion — noon The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Regional Impact of the July 2006 War on Lebanon.” Walid Jumblatt, Druze leader and head of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Trick or Heat — noon FedEx Special Delivery and the American Red Cross of the National Capital Area hold a Trick or Heat Halloween Blanket Drive to promote weather preparedness. Location: 709 Seventh St. NW. Contact: 202/835-9424.

Conference call briefing — noon Public Citizen holds a conference call briefing, beginning at noon, to outline a complaint filed by Public Citizen against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its affiliated Institute for Legal Reform with the Internal Revenue Service. Tax returns indicate that the U.S. Chamber, along with the ILR, failed to report a “massive financial effort to influence federal elections as well as attorney general and state supreme court races nationwide.” Joan Claybrook, president of Public Citizen and Taylor Lincoln, director of research, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/588-7742 or 202/588-7703.

Film screening — 12:30 p.m. — The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a film screening of “Seeds,” a documentary about the Seeds of Peace International Camp. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Election discussion — 2 p.m. — The Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Will the November Elections Help Mend the Broken Branch?” E.J. Dionne and Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution; Norman Ornstein of AEI; and Vin Weber of Clark and Weinstock, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Book discussion — 6 p.m. — The Library of Congress holds a book discussion with Godfrey Hodgson, author of “Woodrow Wilson’s Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House.” Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-7302.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times


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