For the calendar: "Race and Reconciliation in America," at the National Press Club in Washington Thursday and Friday. From the release: "More than 100 leaders from politics, business, entertainment, the military; media, religion, law, academe, finance and non-profit and community organizations from throughout the country have now confirmed their intent to participate."
The conference was initiated and is being hosted by former US Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and author and playwright Janet Langhart Cohen. Other participants include Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del.; former Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Jim Jones; actor Louis Gossett, Jr.; and authors Deepak Chopra, Richard North Patterson, Tom Allen, and Tim Wise.
"And as you know, the Czech Republic and Slovakia split years ago and from time to time some of us misstate and say Czechoslovakia, when the fact is, it's the Czech Republic.' " -- Sen. John McCain, one of the some of us.
"Let me be absolutely clear: Israel is a strong friend of Israel's." -- Sen. Barack Obama, absolutely clearly.
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