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Today In Washington

Highlights of today's events in Washington:

President Bush makes a statement after signing H.R. 2642, the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008 (White House, 9:50 a.m.), and attends the White House Tee Ball Game. (South Lawn, 3:30 p.m.)

• The Senate meets at 10 a.m. in a pro forma session.


• The House is not in session.

• The Center for American Progress (CAP) hosts a seminar, "McCain University," to discuss John McCain's policy proposals. (CAP, 9:30 a.m.)

• U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Carol Thompson participates in a post-election briefing on Zimbabwe's political crisis with representatives of Zimbabwe's opposition party and civil society organizations via a video link from Johannesburg, South Africa. (The Service Employees International Union, 3 p.m.)


Rami Khouri, editor at large of the Daily Star, David Makovsky, director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and Aaron David Miller, former U.S. Middle East negotiator, discuss the final six months of the Bush administration's Middle East policies. (Woodrow Wilson Center, noon)

Douglas Rushkoff, new media and pop culture expert, participates in a lecture on "Open Source Reality." (Library of Congress, 4 p.m.)

• Details on these and other events are available in today's Daybook.

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