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This Week in Washington…

Posted on August 28, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

TOP 5 STORIES THIS WEEK

WHITE HOUSE

CONGRESS

POLITICS

BUDGET & ECONOMY

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

  • The San Francisco Bay Area was hit with a major earthquake on Sunday, prompting California Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for certain affected counties.
  • Scientists have discovered the greenhouse gas methane bubbling up from the seafloor of the Atlantic Ocean near the East Coast of the United States.
  • Environmental billionaire Tom Steyer’s Next Gen Climate Action super PAC has raised just over $18 million in donations this year, far short of Steyer’s stated goal of raising $50 million in a bid to defeat anti-environmental candidates in the midterms.
  • An analysis of Latino voter preference finds that a majority of respondents care a great deal about global warming as well as air and water quality.
  • The State Department said that talk of the president forging an international climate deal that would not need Senate ratification is premature.
  • Global oil markets would be more volatile without the fracking-enabled U.S. production surge in recent years, according to the Energy Department’s statistical arm, the Energy Information Administration.
  • Former Sen. Scott Brown has changed his stance on global warming, saying that man-made climate change has not been scientifically proven when asked about his position on Sunday.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

HEALTH CARE

TECHNOLOGY

OTHER NEWS

QUOTES

  • “You know what this reminds me of? Reminds me of every time I had a good-looking date, there would be some better-looking guy coming along to dance with…. But I’m the guy that loves you.” — Vice President Joe Biden, on President Obama joining him to visit with a 108-year-old veteran (White House)
  • “The technological change and innovation here is profoundly changing the world. The last page of The Great Gatsby—I forget the line, about looking at the dock and moving toward the future and all that. The Valley is the representation of what Fitzgerald was writing about, that sense of American promise and exceptionalism.” — Congressional candidate Ro Khanna, on Silicon Valley (New Yorker)
  • “And, again, we said, look, I had the chance of running. I didn’t win. Someone else has a better chance than I do. And that’s what we believe, and that’s why I’m not running. And, you know, circumstances can change, but I’m just not going to let my head go there.” — Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney (Mediate)
  • “If you want to see a transformational election, let the Democrats put forward a war hawk like Hillary Clinton, and you’ll see a transformation like you’ve never seen.” — Sen. Rand Paul (NBC News)
  • “Anything’s now possible. So if you were to say the Ebola virus has now entered (the country), I don’t think anyone would be surprised.” — Arizona state House Speaker and congressional candidate Andy Tobin, on the immigration crisis (Tucson Weekly)
  • “I’ve been indicted by that same body now for, I think, two counts: One of bribery, which I’m not a lawyer, so I don’t really understand the details here.” — Texas Gov. Rick Perry (CNN)

CHARTS AND GRAPHICS

  • Quartz graphs the declining number of Americans accidentally shot each year since 1999.
  • BuzzFeed charts the evasive rhetoric employed by White House press secretaries since 1993.
  • Bloomberg charts the largest data breaches in the United States.
  • The Washington Post charts the undergraduate majors most and least likely to experience unemployment or underemployment.
  • The New York Times maps levels of upward mobility throughout the country.
  • Jawbone charts the impact of the Napa earthquake using data showing how many wearers of its Up fitness tracker awoke during the event.
  • The Wall Street Journal charts declining student attendance at college football games.

Future events

  • Friday, Aug. 29 – President Obama will participate in a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event in Newport, R.I.
  • Thursday, Sept. 4 – The House Education and the Workforce Committee’s Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee will hold a field hearing, “The Effects of the President’s Health Care Law on Indiana’s Classrooms and Workplaces,” at 11 a.m. in Greenfield, Ind.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 2 – Former President Bill Clinton will headline a gubernatorial campaign rally for Rep. Michael Michaud, D-Maine, at 6:30 p.m. in Portland.
  • Thursday, Aug. 28 – The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs will hold a presentation, “Central Banks and Macroprudential Responsibilities,” at 4 p.m. at 1957 E St. NW.
  • Thursday, Sept. 4 – The Woodrow Wilson Center will host a roundtable, “The National Plan for Civil Earth Observations,” at 1 p.m. at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
  • Friday, Aug. 29 – The Washington Office on Latin America will hold adiscussion, “Violence in Central America and Community-based Responses,” at noon at 1666 Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 3 – IDEEA Inc. will hold the 43rdconference on international defense cooperation, “ComDef 2014: Sustaining the Defense Industrial Base,” at 8 a.m. at 529 14th St. NW.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 3 – The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation will hold a briefing, “The Future of Health Care in America: The ACA and Beyond,” at noon in 2168 Rayburn.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 3 to Saturday, Sept. 6 – The National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold its annual convention, “Advocates for Change: From Dialogue to Action,” at 2660 Woodley Rd. NW.
  • Thursday, Sept. 4 – The Center for Strategic and International Studies will hold a discussion, “Electricity in Transition: Technology, Markets and Regulation,” at 10:30 a.m.

 

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This Week in Washington…

Posted on August 21, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

TOP 5 STORIES THIS WEEK

WHITE HOUSE

CONGRESS

POLITICS

BUDGET & ECONOMY

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

  • Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer is in an unfamiliar spot: at odds with many environmentalists on a global-warming policy over NextGen Climate’s support for the federal biofuels mandate.
  • If Republicans take back the Senate next session, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising his party will use budget bills to attack President Obama’s policies, and he’s specifically calling out the president’s environmental regulations as a target of attack.
  • After meeting with climate scientists, Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott sidestepped questions from reporters about whether the warnings from the scientists had swayed his stance on global warming.
  • The U.S. Geological Survey released a study indicating that earthquakes caused by human activity, including oil and gas drilling, are not as intense as naturally-occurring tremors.
  • The Environmental Defense Fund’s political arm is going to bat for Rep. Chris Gibson, a two-term Republican representing a stretch of upstate New York as part of a new long-term strategy aimed at winning over conservatives to environmental causes.
  • A federal Appeals Court served up a big win for clean-energy advocates when it upheld an order handed down by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that requires grid planning to take account of clean-energy policy.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

HEALTH CARE

TECHNOLOGY

OTHER NEWS

QUOTES

  • “ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, and what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology. Their ideology is bankrupt.” — President Obama, in a strongly worded speech after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant killed American journalist James Foley (National Journal)
  • “You know what, they tried to, his people tried to kick me out of the parade. You know what, it’s the closest I’ve come to punching someone in this race. I said, I said I ain’t leaving this parade, this is not a Democratic parade, this is a Greek-American parade, and I’m working for every family in this state. You know what, I pushed those guys aside, we went to the front of that parade, high-fives and selfies all up and down.” — Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • “We don’t settle political differences with indictments in this country. It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state’s constitution. This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power, and I cannot and I will not allow that to happen.” — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, on being indicted on allegations of abuse of power (Texas Tribune)
  • “No, never did that. Nah, you’re wrong about that. Bruce has never asked me to do that. He never has. No, you’re wrong. In fact, I saw Bruce just about a week and a half ago.” — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, when asked if Bruce Springsteen had asked him to stop playing his music at political events (com)
  • “We’re going to pass spending bills, and they’re going to have a lot of restrictions on the activities of the bureaucracy. That’s something he won’t like, but that will be done. I guarantee it.” — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, on threatening President Obama with a possible government shutdown if Republicans take control of the Senate (Politico)

CHARTS AND GRAPHICS

  • The Tax Foundation charts the purchasing power of $100 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek maps the racial breakdown of the St. Louis County population.
  • The New York Times maps the ongoing conflict between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants.
  • Al Jazeera America tracks the amount of food wasted by a family over the course of a year.
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer maps the prevalence of food-borne bacteria in impoverished neighborhoods.
  • The New York Times maps the proliferation of military-style weapons among civilian law-enforcement agencies.
  • Bloomberg Businessweek charts the global progression of the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Future events

  • Wednesday, Aug. 27 – The Center for Strategic and International Studies will host a press briefing, “The NATO Summit & President Obama’s Estonia Visit,” at 8:30 a.m. at 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 27 – The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s Health Subcommittee will hold a field hearing, “An Examination of Rural and Native American Veteran Access to Care,” at 10 a.m. at 3400 Veterans Drive in Traverse City, Mich.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 27 – The National Press Club will host a Newsmakers press conference, featuring federal immigration judges Dana Leigh Marks and Denise Noonan Slavin, on the challenges facing the nation’s immigration courts, at 10 a.m. at 529 14th St. NW.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 26 – The Cato Institute will hold a discussion, “Corporate Inversions, American Jobs, and National Competitiveness,” at noon in B-354 Rayburn.
  • Friday, Aug. 22 – Energy Central and ScottMadden Inc. will hold a webinar, “State of the Energy Industry: A Mid-Year Review,” beginning at 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 25 – The Atlantic Council will hold a conference call, “Mexico’s Energy Reform: Ready to Launch,” beginning at 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 21 to Friday, Aug. 22 — The American Bar Association’s Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section holds its ninth-annual Homeland Security Law Institute Conference at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 26 – The Hudson Institute will hold a discussion, “What About Jordan: Does Regional Crisis Threaten the Security of a Longstanding American Ally?” at noon at 1015 15th St. NW.
  • Friday, Aug. 22 – The Center for American Progress and the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation will hold a webinar, “Bundled Payments for Oncology: Creating Value-Based Episodes of Care,” beginning at 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 21 – The R Street Institute will host a forum, “Don’t Strangle Innovation! A Discussion of Startups, Regulation, and Public Policy,” at 6:30 p.m. at 600 F St. NW.
  • Monday, Aug. 25 to Wednesday, Aug. 27 – The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement will hold a conference, “IT Legacy Modernization for Government,” at 300 Army Navy Drive in Arlington.

 

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This Week in Washington…

Posted on August 14, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

TOP 5 STORIES THIS WEEK

WHITE HOUSE

CONGRESS

POLITICS

BUDGET & ECONOMY

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

  • The Treasury Department released a rule that serves as a road map for how money collected from penalties issued in the wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill will be distributed to affected communities.
  • OAO Novatek, big Russian natural-gas company that President Obama has targeted withlimited sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, brought on a U.S. lobbying firm.
  • The Transportation Department announced that it will distribute just over $20 million in grant money to states to improve emergency response to transportation accidents, including incidents involving the transport of crude oil by rail.
  • A study in the journal Nature Climate Change found that construction of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline could lead to an increase in greenhouse-gas emissions that is more than four times greater than the State Department estimated in its analysis of the project.
  • Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said it is important for climate change to be taught in schools.
  • A state regulatory board voted unanimously to approve a proposal to build a 1,000-turbine wind farm in Wyoming; it will be the nation’s largest onshore wind installation.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

HEALTH CARE

TECHNOLOGY

  • Net-neutrality advocates are criticizing a Sprint plan that, for certain prices, allows customers to use only Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram, and no other data.
  • The NSA crashed Syria’s Internet in 2012 while attempting to hack into its communications networks, according to Edward Snowden; Syria’s Internet has gone down sporadically during the country’s civil war, and the U.S. was not accused of hacking until now.
  • Privacy advocates have long worried about computers’ ability to monitor where and when people drive their cars, but now that services such as Car2Go and ZipCar make it possible, consumers are not concerned.
  • Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne said bitcoin sales could add about 4 cents per share to the company’s earnings this year.
  • Network engineers say the Internet is outgrowing its infrastructure and that as the worldwide number of Internet routes approaches 512,000, routers will need to be tweaked.

OTHER NEWS

QUOTES

  • “You’re welcome. I’m awesome!” — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, after a speech in Iowa (Politico)
  • “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.” — Hillary Clinton, on the Obama administration’s foreign policy (The Atlantic)
  • “I would say the biggest handicap we have right now is some nutcases in our country that don’t believe in global warming.” — Jimmy Carter, on the challenges to combating climate change (The Hill)
  • “This is not about racism, It’s about tyranny.” — protest sign in Ferguson, Mo. (National Journal)
  • “I understand that there are some Republicans, and some candidates in particular, that don’t like it. But that’s their problem. If you don’t like the straw poll, there’s something wrong with you—it’s just a great day.” — Chuck Laudner, who ran Rick Santorum’s Iowa campaign in 2012 (National Journal)

CHARTS AND GRAPHICS

  • The Washington Post graphsthe racial breakdown of Republicans’ and Democrats’ constituents.
  • The New York Times charts mentions of trendy foods such as sundried tomatoes, pesto, and hummus.
  • FiveThirtyEight charts the liberal or moderate ratings of Democratic senators who have endorsed Hillary Clinton.
  • Pew Research projects Puerto Rico’s expected population decline.
  • Quartz graphs how Africa is catching up to Asia in its population under the age of 5.
  • The Washington Post charts the quality and diversity of beers available at Major League Baseball stadiums.
  • The New York Times charts the geographic origins of residents of all 50 states.

Future events

  • Wednesday, August 20 — The Migration Policy Institute will hold a webinar, “The U.S. Deportation System: What Difference Would Executive Action Make?” beginning at 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 18 — The Cato Institute will hold a discussion, “Transparency Time: Wikipedia-Editing for Congress,” at noon in B-354 Rayburn.
  • Friday, August 15 — United We Dream will hold a conference-call briefing, beginning at 10:30 a.m., to release and discuss a report on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the impact it has had on lives and communities.
  • Wednesday, August 20 — Bloomberg Government will hold a discussion, “Stay Ahead of the PAC,” on campaign finance trends in the November 2014 elections, at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 20 — The Federal Open Market Committee will release the minutes from its July 29-30, 2014 meeting at approximately 2 p.m.
  • Monday, August 18 — The Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment will hold a discussion, “Energy Extraction vs. People and the Environment: An In-Depth Look at the Camisea Gas Pipeline Project,” at noon at 1350 New York Ave. NW.
  • Wednesday, August 20 — The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Africa Program will hold a discussion, “Preempting Environmental and Human Security Crises in Africa: Science-Based Planning for Climate Variability Threats,” at 10 a.m. at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
  • Tuesday, August 19 — The Society for International Development’s Washington Chapter will hold a discussion with Young African Leaders Initiative fellows on fellowship experiences, the impact on U.S.-Africa relations and future endeavors, at 4 p.m. at 819 7th St. NW.
  • Wednesday, August 20 — The Brookings Institution will hold a discussion, “The Ukraine Crisis and Russia’s Place in the International Order,” at 2 p.m. at 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
  • Friday, August 15 — The National Academy of Sciences will hold a discussion, “Post-Disaster Recovery of a Community’s Public Health, Medical and Social Services,” at 10 a.m. at 1030 15th St. NW.
  • Wednesday, August 20 — NextGov will hold a discussion, “Innovations in Cybersecurity,” at 8 a.m. at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

 

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This Week in Washington…

Posted on August 11, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

TOP 5 STORIES THIS WEEK

  • The Ebola outbreak has killed at least 932 people in four West African countries, the World Health Organization announced. The CDC issued a “Level 1 activation” alert in response. The two American aid workers infected with Ebola arrived at Emory University hospital in Atlanta for treatment. Look ahead: The World Health Organization announced it will convene medical-ethics experts next week to discuss the use of experimental Ebola drugs.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a ban of up to one year on all agricultural imports from the U.S., E.U., Canada, and Japan in retaliation for heightened sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine. Look ahead:S. exports to Russia are already plummeting, down 34 percent. As the battle over sanctions continues, both sides stand to lose.
  • Israel and Hamas are nearing the end of the longest cease-fire in the current Gaza conflict. Egyptian mediators are helping negotiate an extension of the 72-hour truce, set to expire Friday morning. Look ahead: The Palestinian Authority could gain power in the region as Israel and Hamas have already agreed to bring in the P.A. to police Gaza’s borders.
  • S. Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene was killed by an Afghan soldier Tuesday during an insider attack in Kabul. He is the highest-ranking official to be killed since the Vietnam War. Look ahead: Already some members of Congress are renewing their criticism of the president’s plan to withdraw. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel dismissed calls to reverse course in Afghanistan. Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced stop in Afghanistan following the incident.
  • At least two members of Congress are calling CIA Director John Brennan to resign over revelations that the CIA spied on Senate computers. Look ahead: Will the Senate or the president push Brennan to resign?

WHITE HOUSE

CONGRESS

POLITICS

  • Republicans are cashing in on the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon decision, giving wealthy donors the chance to write checks for six-figure sums to GOP Senate candidates this fall.
  • “Red alert” emails from congressional Democrats are bringing in big fundraising sums.
  • A Wisconsin court dealt a major blow to public-sector unions, upholding a controversial law that limits the collective-bargaining rights of public employees.
  • Democrats are ditching the “War on Women” rhetoric that helped them defeat Mitt Romney in 2012 in favor of talking specifics about women’s reproductive rights and the gender pay gap.
  • Hillary Clinton appeared on The Colbert Report to defend her memoir Hard Choices from playful criticism.

BUDGET & ECONOMY

ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

  • The hazardous bloom of blue-green algae that fouled Toledo’s water this weekend is due in part to the invasive zebra and quagga mussels that are wreaking havoc on the Great Lakes ecosystem.
  • As California’s drought drags on, companies that promise to paint the grass green are cropping up all over the state.
  • Production of natural gas in the Marcellus Region, largely in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, exceed 15 billion cubic feet per day through July.
  • Three years after the massive earthquake and tsunami that triggered a nuclear meltdown in Fukushima Prefecture, the utility Tokyo Electric Power is looking to clean-coal technology to restore power to the region.
  • Nonpartisan fact-checking website Politifact rated as false a new ad sponsored by environmental billionaire Tom Steyer’s green group NextGen Climate that hits Republican Iowa Senate hopeful Joni Ernst.
  • Democratic Rep. Jared Polis agreed to pull two ballot initiatives in Colorado that would have given state residents greater say over fracking in the state amid fears that the measures would divide Democrats in the state.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

HEALTH CARE

TECHNOLOGY

  • The federal government says there is a second leaker, in addition to Edward Snowden, who has accessed national security documents on surveillance issues.
  • According to classified documents, 280,000 people on the U.S. government’s database of terrorist suspects are listed as having no known connection to a terrorist group.
  • Security experts are urging Internet users to be cautious online after a Russian gang gained access to 1.2 billion passwords in an attack that one expert called “a huge breach.”
  • The Republican National Committee sent out a fundraising email asking recipients to sign a petition in support of Uber, criticizing local laws that ban the service in cities like Seattle. The business has earned mentions in other Republican speeches, including one by Marco Rubio.
  • Small businesses have struggled to continue purchasing ads on Facebook as the social network increased the average price of an ad 123 percent over the course of the last year.

OTHER NEWS

QUOTES

  • “You had the audacity to try to call me today after running a campaign that was called ‘the nastiest in the country.’ I ran for office to stop people like you.” – Rep. Justin Amash, to his primary challenger, Brian Ellis, in his victory speech (com)
  • “I want to say to lobbyist Pete Hoekstra, you’re a disgrace. I’m glad we can hand you one more loss before you fade into total obscurity and irrelevance.” – Amash, in the same victory speech (com)
  • “My record’s pretty clear. I’m a social conservative. But it’s not where I need to be spending my time if I’m president of the United States—if that’s the project I’m gonna be working on. It shouldn’t be. Our candidate I don’t think should be bogged down with issues that are not on the front burner of what’s facing this country.” – Texas Gov. Rick Perry (National Journal)
  • “This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else.” – Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, on whether the Republican Party needs to expand its appeal to other racial demographics (Washington Post)
  • “I said, ‘I need to take a couple more bites, and we’ll do an interview.’ And then I was told we had to leave, and I had to do the interview, so actually, I stand about 10 feet from those people who were doing sort of a kamikaze interview, and I stood 10 feet from them and did another interview.” – Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, on seeming to run away when a self-identified Dreamer approached him and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa (The Hill)

CHARTS AND GRAPHICS

  • National Journal graphs when lawmakers take privately sponsored trips overseas.
  • Quartz graphs the disparity between the number of Hispanics who go to the movies and the number of Hispanics who appear in movies.
  • The Washington Post charts the political, economic, and social state of Africa.
  • The World Health Organization charts the spread of Ebola in West Africa.
  • @MetricMaps tracks the growth of the U.S. prison population from 1978 to 2012.

Future events

  • After the president’s African leadership summit, the International Association of African Non-Governmental Organizations (IAAN) is hosting the Social Accountability Summit at the Washington Marriott Hotel, Aug. 7-8 to call for good governance.
  • On Aug. 7 at 7 p.m., the Newseum hosts “The Nixon Resignation: 40 Years Later” with special guests Carl Bernstein, Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter. Brinkley and Nichter co-authored the new book, “The Nixon Tapes.”
  • The House and Senate return from recess on Monday, Sept. 8.
  • The Red State Gathering in Fort Worth, Texas, is Aug. 7-9. Honored speakers include Texas Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Former Sen. Jim DeMint.
  • The Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa is Aug. 9. Cruz, Perry and Cuccinelli are also scheduled to appear here, along with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum.
  • The Iowa State Fair is bringing out all the 2016 contenders. From Aug. 7-16, the Des Moines Register‘s political soapbox will host more than a dozen speakers, including Cruz and Perry.
  • On Aug. 12 at 2 p.m., the S. Treasury Department will release its monthly account of the surplus or deficit of the federal government.
  • Newt Gingrich makes the case for improving veterans’ health by using smartphones. The American Enterprise Institute is hosting the event on 12 at noon.
  • CDC Director Tom Frieden and representatives from USAID and the State Department are testifying in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee at 2:00 p.m. on Aug. 7 about combatting the Ebola threat.
  • Admiral Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, is the honored guest at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Leadership Dinner on Aug. 13. The reception begins at 6 p.m.

 

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