Introducing Dana Milbank's Washington Week in Preview.

A political calendar.
Feb. 5 2006 8:51 AM

Introducing Washington Week in Preview

What's really happening in politics next week.

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The Washington Press Foundation's congressional correspondents dinner. OK, so it's a B-list affair compared with the Gridiron and White House Correspondents Association dinners later in Washington's "silly season," but it's not a bad warm-up. (And Tom DeLay had 'em rolling in the aisles last year.)  The real event is the after-party hosted by the Creative Coalition and Congressional Quarterly.

Thursday

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Republicans go to Cambridge? Relax, that's Cambridge, Md., not Cambridge, Mass. The GOP House Republican retreat begins out on the Eastern Shore, not far from the vacation homes of Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld. They're close enough to D.C. that dedicated right-wingers can return to Washington for what may be the biggest conservative confab of the year, the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Omni Shoreham on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Cheney headlines CPAC on Thursday night, and John Bolton on Friday night. But that's just the beginning! Hear presidential aspirant Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., give his views on immigration (he's opposed). Hear "War Stories" from Oliver North. Get signed copies of Rick Santorum's and Fred Barnes' books. Much of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board will be in attendance, and even the diffident Ann Coulter will be coming out of her shell for the occasion.

TODAY IN SLATE

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Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

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Music

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This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

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  Life
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  Double X
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  Slate Plus
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  Arts
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  Technology
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  Health & Science
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  Sports
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