Tuesday, July 15
New Yorker writer Jane Mayer releases her new book “The Dark Side,” an extensively reported account of the development of the administration's interrogation policies.
10 a.m. -- The House Judiciary Committee holds its fourth hearing on the Bush administration’s interrogation policies. British journalist Philippe Sands and former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith -- opponents in a high-profile dispute triggered by the author’s recent book -- are to testify.
2 p.m. -- The House Committee on Homeland Security reviews the Department of Homeland Security’s compliance with the 9/11 Act’s cargo security requirements.
Wednesday, July 16
10 a.m. -- FED Chairman Ben Bernanke provides his semiannual report to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. The testimony couldn’t come at a more crucial time for Bernanke, who “faces a buzz-saw of criticism” in the midst of deepening financial worries.
10 a.m. -- Senator Patrick Leahy’s (D-VT) Senate Judiciary Committee holds its latest hearing on the impact of the Bush administration’s detainee policy on the broader war on terror.
Thursday, July 17
The Netroots Nation Conference (held in Austin, Texas) begins, running through Sunday.
9:30 a.m. -- The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations holds a hearing on how financial institutions located in offshore tax havens may be facilitating tax evasion by U.S. clients.
10 a.m. -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff testifies in front of the House Committee on Homeland Security regarding border security issues.