This Week in Washington…

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












  • “We’re selling everything that’s not nailed down. Police aren’t going to be able to protect every single individual. If you don’t prepare yourself and get ready for the worst, you have no one to blame but yourself.” — Steven King, owner of Metro Shooting Supplies in Ferguson, Mo., on the surge in business ahead of a grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown shooting case (Associated Press)
  • “No one has noticed; no one gives a shit. But women, they wear the wrong colour and they get pulled up. They say the wrong thing and there’s thousands of tweets written about them.” — Australian TV host Karl Stefanovic, who has worn the same suit on air nearly every day for a year as part of an experiment on gender bias (Fairfax Media)
  • “I’m going to wear it. Napoleon did impossible things. I think it will bring great luck in my development.” — Russian businessman Oleg Antoshin, who paid €37,500 for a medallion containing a lock of the French emperor’s hair (New York Times)
  • “If I was the government, I would absolutely look to AIG and to anyone else to pick up some of the tab. That would just be financially prudent.” — Wharton professor David Zaring, on the possibility that former AIG Chairman and CEO Maurice Greenberg could prevail in his lawsuit (Bloomberg)
  • “No frickin’ way am I retiring. With all this rehab, for me just to walk was a huge effort. I had to re-learn how to walk again after the stroke. And all the rehab and all the effort shows the mental determination times 10 to keep serving.” — Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill. (Roll Call)


Future events

  • Friday, Nov. 21 – The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation will hold a briefing, “The Problems and Promise of Global Clean Tech Trade,” at 10 a.m. in B-318 Rayburn.
  • Friday, Nov. 21 – The Brookings Institution and Friends of Cancer Research will hold a conference, “Clinical Cancer Research,” at 8:30 a.m. at 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
  • Thursday, Nov. 20 to Sunday, Nov. 23 – The National Council of Teachers of English holds its annual convention, “Story as the Landscape of Knowing,” at 201 Waterfront St. in National Harbor, Md.
  • Thursday, Nov. 20 to Friday, Nov. 21 – The Foundation for Excellence in Education holds the 2014 National Summit on Education Reform at 2660 Woodley Rd. NW.
  • Thursday, Nov. 20 – The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies will hold a discussion, “ISIS and Implications for the Security of the Middle East and West,” at 5 p.m. at 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
  • Monday, Nov. 24 – The Brookings Institution’s Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative will hold a discussion, “Iran-P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations: the Road Ahead,” at 10:30 a.m. at 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
  • Thursday, Nov. 20 – The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs will hold a discussion, “A Global Perspective on the Underutilized Potential of Nuclear Energy,” at 3:30 p.m. at 1957 E St. NW.
  • Monday, Nov. 24 – The Center for American Progress will hold a discussion, “Entering the Homestretch: U.S. Climate Diplomacy on the Road to Paris,” at noon at 1333 H St. NW.
  • Friday, Nov. 21 – The Senate Banking Committee’s Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Subcommittee will hold a hearing, “Improving Financial Institution Supervision: Examining and Addressing Regulatory Capture,” at 10 a.m. in 538 Dirksen.
  • Friday, Nov. 21 – The Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law will hold a briefing, “Cyberattacks, Data Breaches, and Serial Litigation – Should Federal Data Security Legislation be on Congress’ Horizon?” at noon in 2237 Rayburn.
  • Thursday, Nov. 20 to Friday, Nov. 21 – Beyond K Street, LegiServe and Lincoln Park Consulting hold the 2014 Professional Women in Advocacy Conference at 1001 16th St. NW.
  • Thursday, Nov. 20 – The Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Nicholas Rasmussen to be the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, at 2:30 p.m. in 562 Dirksen.
  • Monday, Nov. 24 – The White House will hold a ceremony to honor the recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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