- The Washington Times - Monday, March 24, 2008


Delivers remarks at the White House Easter Egg Roll, Blue Room Balcony of the White House. Participates in State Department briefings, the State Department, 2201 C St. NW.


On foreign travel to Oman, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the West Bank and Turkey.


8:30 a.m. National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases the cotton ginnings report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

10 a.m. National Association of Realtorsreleases the existing home sales for February. Location: 500 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/383-7515.


4:30 p.m. — Legal Services Corp. holds meetings of the board of directors and one of its committees.

Schedule — 4:30 p.m. — 2008 Ad Hoc Committee meeting. Matters to be considered: act on adoption of agenda; act on recommendations to make to the board of directors regarding proposed responses to recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office in its report on LSC’s grants management.

Location: 3333 K St. NW. Contact: 202/295-1500.


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

Docket number 06-11429 Burgess v. United States

Docket number 07-308 United States v. Clintwood Elkhorn Mining

Docket number 07-77 Riley v. Kennedy

Contact: 202/479-3211.


Meets at 10 a.m. in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9 a.m. Judiciary Committeeholds a field hearing on “The Rise of Drug-Related Violent Crime in Rural America: Finding Solutions to a Growing Problem.” Rep. Peter Welch, Vermont Democrat; Christopher Louras, mayor of Rutland, Vt.; and Anthony Bossi, chief of the Rutland City Police Department, testify. Location: Franklin Conference Center at the Howe Center, 92 Strongs Ave. Rutland, Vt. Contact: 202/224-7703.


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


Easter Egg Roll — 7:30 a.m. The White House holds its annual Easter Egg Roll.

Highlights — 7:30 a.m. — Activities for all children on the Ellipse

8 a.m. Easter Egg Roll, for children ages seven and under, on the South Lawn

9:25 a.m. — President Bush and first lady Laura Bush deliver remarks, South Lawn.

9:40 a.m. — Mrs. Bush reads to children, South Lawn.

Sportscaster and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman; children’s book authors Nancy Tafuri and Rosemary Wells; actor Kyle Massey, star of TV’s “Cory in the House”; pop-rock band the Jonas Brothers; and artist Wyland participate. Location: White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Contact: 202/208-1631 or 202/456-7041.

“NATO Summit and Afghanistan” — 9 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s South Asia Program holds a discussion on “NATO Summit and Afghanistan.” Ali Jalali, distinguished professor of Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University and former interior minister of Afghanistan; and Frederic Grare, visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment, participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Rwandan coffee industry — 10 a.m. The National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program holds a media briefing on the Rwandan coffee industry. Kaliza Karuretwa, expert on the Rwandan coffee industry; and Peter Guiliano, director of the coffee program and co-owner of the Counter Culture Coffee, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Lisagor Room. Contact: 202/624-1859; or 703/993-4899; 202/ 662-7593.

Family celebration — 10 a.m. The Smithsonian National Zoological Park holds its annual Easter Monday African-American Family Celebration. Location: National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/633-3055.

Race registration — 10:30 a.m. The Washington Hospital Center hosts a media event to kick off registration for the 19th annual Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure. D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Diana Rowden, vice president of health services at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, participate. Location: Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving St. NW, Siegel Auditorium. Contact: 240/601-5562; or 202/879-9322.

Technology race — noon The Center for Strategic and International Studies’ South Asia Program and the Manufacturers Alliance hold a conference on “U.S. Relations with China and India,” focusing on a new book, “India and China: An Advanced Technology Race and How the U.S. Should Respond.” John Hamre, president and CEO of CSIS; and Thomas Duesterberg, president and CEO of MAPI, participate. Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/775-3242.

NATO discussion — 12:30 p.m. Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion on “NATO: Current Operations and Future Challenges,” with Karl Eikenberry, lieutenant general and deputy chairman of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee in Brussels. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 200. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Somalia discussion — 1 p.m. The United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion on “The Current Situation in Somalia and the Way Forward.” Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, United Nations special representative for Somalia; and David Smock of USIP participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW, second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3822.

Iraq’s future — 1:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on “Iraq: The Way Ahead: The Iraq Planning Group’s Phase IV Report.” Frederick Kagan of AEI, and Michael O’Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack of the Brookings Institution participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Women in politics — 3 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Division of United States Studies and the National Women’s History Museum hold a book discussion on “We Will Be Heard: Women’s Struggles for Political Power in the United States.” Jo Freeman, independent writer and senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center; Mary Ellen Curtin, lecturer in American history at the University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom, participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, fifth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/691-4000 [Note: RSVP required online: www.wilsoncenter.org]

Conservative legal movement — 4 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) and the Brookings Institution host a book discussion on “The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement.” Steven Teles, author of “The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement”; and Jack Balkin, professor of constitutional law and the first amendment at Yale Law School, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Zimbabwe forum — 4 p.m. The Cato Institute holds a policy forum on “Economic Collapse and Political Repression in Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe.” Walter Kansteiner, principal at the Scowcroft Group and former assistant secretary of State for African affairs; and Carol Thompson, deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs, participate. Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Book discussion — 5 p.m. American University holds a book discussion with Mary Elizabeth King, author of “A Quiet Revolution: The First Palestinian Intifada and Nonviolent Resistance.” Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Battelle-Tompkins Building, Battelle Auditorium. Contact: 202/885-5950.

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