Friday, July 28, 2006
DAYAHEAD/Events making news today and through the weekend
From The Morning Grind

  • President Bush meets British Prime Minister Tony Blair at 11:10 a.m. ET in the Oval office. At 12:30 p.m. ET, the two men will hold a joint press availability in the East Room. Bush then meets with the top 10 finalists of American Idol at 2:35 p.m. ET followed by a meeting with the 2006 Boys and Girls National Delegates.
  • The Senate gavels into session at 10 a.m. ET. The Senate Radio-Television Correspondents' Gallery Daybook.
    The House comes into session at 10 a.m. ET. The House Radio-Television Correspondents' Gallery Daybook.
  • Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman was scheduled to attend a grass roots breakfast fundraiser in Savannah this morning for former Rep. Max Burns (R-Georgia), who is running for Congress.
  • Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean was scheduled to address the National Urban League Convention in Atlanta, Georgia at 8:30 a.m. ET. On Saturday, he travels to Murravsville, Pennsylvania for a 10 a.m. ET for the "Democratic Reunion Canvass Kick-Off Event." At 2 p.m. ET, Dean holds a similar event in Mt. Pleasant Township, Pennsylvania.
  • Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska) will discuss U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East at 11 a.m. ET today at the Brookings Institution.
  • Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R) heads to New Hampshire this weekend for a slate of events. Tonight, she attends a fundraiser for the Dan Hughes for state Senate campaign at 6 p.m. ET in Portsmouth. On Saturday, she attends the Strafford County Federated Women's Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. ET in Dover. At 12 p.m. ET, Whitman attends a New Hampshire GOP luncheon in Concord before heading to Manchester to sign copies of her book "It's My Party Too" at 3 p.m. ET.
  • Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), a potential presidential candidate, attends the Republican Party of Iowa's Annual Chairman's Dinner in Cedar Rapids on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET.
  • Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tennessee), a potential presidential candidate, heads to Iowa Saturday to campaign for GOP candidates including Rep. Jim Nussle, who is running for governor and GOP Congressional candidate Mike Whalen.
  • Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts), a potential presidential candidate, is in Iowa Saturday campaigning for Rich Olive, who is running for state Senate and Pete Roberts, who is running for state House. Kerry then closes the day by attending the Linn county Democrats Picnic in Cedar Rapids.
  • Posted By Mark Preston, CNN Political Unit: 7/28/2006 09:51:00 AM ET | Permalink
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