We're here with your look at what's new and noteworthy in the week ahead. It's your Capital Rundown for the week of October 8, 2012.
The week kicks off Monday - Columbus Day - which is a federal holiday, which means federal government offices are closed.
Also on Monday over at the Brookings Institution, an important forum at 10:30 a.m. will look at on U.S. public opinion towards Arabs and Islam, and how the recent internet video protests may affect U.S.-Muslim relations.
On Tuesday, October 9, is a big deadline in the nation's capital for the presidential elections next month. Tuesday will be the last day for District residents to submit voter registration by mail. After that, they'll have to be hand delivered to the D.C. Board of Elections until October 19.
On Wednesday, October 10 at 8:30 a.m., former Republican Senate Leader Bill Frist will release two new reports from the Bipartisan Policy Center, looking at new ways to share health information, and the new technologies that are emerging.
On Thursday, October 11 at 2 p.m., the Foreign Policy Research Institute will host a discussion with top policy experts on Iran's attempts to spread its influence in Latin America and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad efforts to reach out to governments there.
And on Friday, October 12 at 9:30 a.m. over at the American Enterprise Institute, panelists will debate whether or not the expansion of the U.S. safety nets, like expanded unemployment, made the recession worse by reducing incentives to work.
And that's your Capital Rundown for the week.
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