It's your look at the new and noteworthy in the week ahead. It's your Capital Rundown for the week of October 29, 2012.
On Monday at 9:30 a.m., the United States Supreme Court hears arguments in the case James Clapper vs. Amnesty International. The case looks at the constitutionally of federal wiretapping laws.
Tuesday, October 30 at 11 a.m., the National Press Club hosts Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman and Congressman Steve Israel of New York and Republican Policy Committee Chairman and Congressman Tom Price of Georgia, who will talk about the status of the upcoming congressional elections.
On Wednesday, October 31 at 10 a.m., CEO of NASDAQ Robert Greifeld speaks at the Brookings Institution on why the markets are still on the sidelines in this recovery, and how a stable federal budget could change that.
A new month starts Thursday, November 1 at 4 p.m. The Library of Congress hosts a lecture by historian John Witte Jr. on the spread of Muslim Sharia Law and what place faith-based laws have in western democracies.
Finally on Friday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m., celebrating its 50th anniversary, the USO will host its annual gala at the Washington Hilton, honoring the men and women of the U.S. military. Jordin Sparks will perform and FOX 5's Allison Seymour will serve as the emcee.
And that's your Capital Rundown for the week of October 29, 2012. Find us on Twitter with the hashtag #capitalrundown.