Friday, July 6, 2007


At Camp David.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the employment report for June. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

3 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Service releases the egg products report, non-citrus fruits and nuts annual summary, and peanut prices report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.


All day Election Assistance Commission holds a virtual public forum of the EAC Board of Advisors and EAC Standards Board. Members of the commission will post comments about the draft EAC manual on Poll Worker Recruitment, Training and Retention. Contact: 202/566-3100.

1 p.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Scientific Counselors, Technology for Sustainability Subcommittee to discuss the draft report from the review. Contact: 513/569-7281.


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


Not in session, Independence Day recess. The Senate next meets at 2 p.m. Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session, Independence Day district work period. The House next meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Convention — all day The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists holds its 50th anniversary convention. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Steve Kelley of the (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, Kevin Bleyer of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” radio personality and writer Scott Paulsen, and Josh Fruhlinger, Comics Curmudgeon, participate in a panel discussion on “Funny People Who Don’t Draw.”

10 a.m. — Editor and cartoon historian Harry Katz, Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News, Scott Stantis of the Birmingham News, Ted Rall of the Universal Press Syndicate and author and war correspondent David Axe participate in a panel discussion on “What’s So Funny About War?”

Noon — “Lunch at the Mayflower,” with remarks by Mark Shields of “The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer.”

6:30 p.m. — The Cartoonist Rights Network International Dinner and Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning presentation, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, ballroom.

Location: The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. or as noted. Contact: 717/703-3069.

U.S. economy — 10 a.m. Assistant Treasury Secretary for economic policy Phillip Swagel holds a briefing to review economic indicators from last month as well as to discuss the state of the U.S. economy. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Media Room. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Presentation — 10:30 a.m. Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s program on the “Roots of Virginia Culture” holds a presentation of two crosses by England’s Canterbury Cathedral stonemasons. Participants include Canterbury Trustee Amanda Cottrell, Canterbury stonemasons James Hanford and Ben Swinfield, and Washington National Cathedral Victor Steve Huber. Location: Folklife Festival on the Mall, Seventh Street NW. “Roots of Virginia Culture” exhibit. Contact: 202/537-6248.

Human rights briefing — 11 a.m. Santiago Canton of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) holds a briefing on the upcoming 128th regular period of sessions of the IACHR. Location: Organization of American States, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest, fifth floor, IACHR Library. Contact: 202/458-3867.

Festival — 11 a.m. Smithsonian Institution continues its 41st annual Folklife Festival. Location: the Mall, between Seventh and 14th streets. Contact: 202/633-1000.

Metro — noon The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority hosts a “Metro Lunch Talk Online,” with Metro General Manager John Catoe. Contact: 202/962-1051.

Film screening — 7 p.m. The Library of Congress holds a film screening of “Macbeth” as a part of the Screening Shakespeare Film Series. Location: Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 202/707-5677.

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