Friday, June 09, 2006
DAYAHEAD: Events making news today and through the weekend ...
  • President Bush is at Camp David today, and he met with the Prime Minister of Denmark at 9:10 a.m. ET. Bush and Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen are scheduled to hold a 10:50 a.m. ET press availability.

  • The Senate gaveled into session at 9:30 a.m. ET and began consideration of the Department of Defense authorization bill. The next vote will be held on Tuesday. The House convened at 9 a.m. ET.

  • YearlyKos events: Day two of the first annual liberal blogging convention featuring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and potential Democratic presidential candidates Gen. Wesley Clark, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack and former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner. The conference is being held in Las Vegas and runs through Sunday morning.

  • Former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) explores a presidential bid by visiting Iowa today. He begins with an "unscheduled driving tour" of Davenport at 10:30 a.m. ET and then attends a 1 p.m. ET lunch with Democrats at Chef's Hat Restaurant. Daschle then attends a 5 p.m. ET reception with Iowa Democrats at the Raccoon River Brewery in Des Moines.

  • Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Indiana), another potential presidential candidate, attends a noon lunch with New Hampshire Democrats at the Puritan Backroom Restaurant in Manchester. At 6:15 p.m. ET, Bayh addresses the 11th Annual Carroll County Democrats Grover Cleveland Dinner at the Grand Summit Hotel in Bartlett. Tomorrow, Bayh spends another full day in New Hampshire. He attends a 10:30 a.m. ET reception for state Sen. Iris Estabrook and Strafford County Democrats in Rollinsford; at 12:30 p.m. ET he attends an event honoring Paul Hodes in Concord; at 4:30 p.m. ET he attends a campaign rally in Keene for Molly Kelly, who is running for a state Senate seat, followed by a 6:30 p.m. ET reception.

  • Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), who is considering a presidential run, is the headliner at the New York State Conservative Party Annual Dinner in New York.

  • Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean speaks to the Virgin Islands Democratic Party Unity Luncheon in St. Thomas.

  • Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin), a potential presidential candidate, speaks at the Wisconsin Democratic State Convention at 10 p.m. ET. On Saturday, he speaks at 10 a.m. ET to the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor State Convention

  • Lynne Cheney, Vice President Cheney's wife, speaks at 10:30 a.m. ET Saturday at family day on the USS George Washington at Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk, Virginia.

  • Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R), who is eyeing a presidential bid, attends a Saturday fundraiser for GOP House challenger David McSweeney in Illinois.

  • Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), a potential presidential candidate, delivers the Ohio State University Commencement address on Sunday and then attends a fundraiser for Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio).

  • Former Sen. John Edwards (D-North Carolina), who is considering another presidential run, campaigns for Democratic House candidate Bruce Braley in Bettendorf, Iowa.
  • Posted By Mark Preston, CNN Political Unit: 6/09/2006 10:48:00 AM ET | Permalink
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