Robert Novak reports:
The District of Columbia cell of the Communist Party USA has been revealed as holding a monthly luncheon in the cafeteria of the National Education Association (NEA), without the sponsorship but not with the disapproval of the huge, politically powerful schoolteachers union.
The Communist meetings were reported by Chris Peterson in the Washington City Paper edition of Nov. 11—17. A lawyer attending the September meeting bolted from the cafeteria when he learned a reporter was present.
"We had no knowledge of this," NEA spokeswoman Denise Cardinal told this column, "because the NEA does not screen the patrons of our cafeteria or listen in on conversations. It's open to the public."
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