Thursday, July 06, 2006
DAYAHEAD/Events making news today
From The Morning Grind

  • President Bush celebrates his 60th birthday. He begins the public portion of his day by meeting with the 2006 March of Dimes national ambassador at 10:15 a.m. ET in the Oval Office. At 10:40 a.m. ET, Bush then meets with Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper followed by an 11:45 a.m. ET media availability. Bush then huddles with the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq at 1:25 p.m. ET. He is interviewed by CNN's Larry King this afternoon before leaving the White House for an 8 p.m. ET dinner with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and others in the Windy City. Press Secretary Tony Snow conducts a 9:30 a.m. ET gaggle and a 12:40 p.m. ET on-camera press briefing.

  • The Senate is not in session. It returns at 2 p.m. ET on July 10. The House is not in session. It returns at 2 p.m. ET on July 10.
    Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta delivers his final address before retiring on "challenges facing America's transportation system" at 11 a.m. ET before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

  • The George Washington University holds a panel discussion on the November elections at 11 a.m. ET in room 112 of the Cannon House Office Building.

  • Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili addresses the American Enterprise Institute at 1 p.m. ET.

  • Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi) and Corrine Brown (D-Florida) hold a 1 p.m. ET conference call to discuss legislation that would "close critical security vulnerabilities on America's rail and mass transit."

  • The American Federation of Government Employees holds a D.C. mayoral candidate forum at 6 p.m. ET in the Washington Court Hotel.

  • Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) delivers the keynote address at the Arkansas Republican Party's 2006 Governor's Dinner at 7 p.m. ET in Little Rock, Arkansas.

  • Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Indiana) heads to Minnesota today to attend a fundraiser for Democratic Senate candidate Amy Kloubachar as well as participate in an 11:30 a.m. ET press conference in St. Paul with Democratic state Attorney General candidate Matt Entenza to discuss a plan that would protect active duty members of the military from losing their homes to foreclosure. Bayh then heads to Iowa for several days of fundraisers and meetings as he explores a presidential bid. At 6:30 p.m. ET, Bayh attends the Joint Truman Fund event for the Iowa State House and Senate in Des Moines. He then attends an 8:15 p.m. ET fundraiser in Adel for Democratic candidate Selden Spencer, who is running against Rep. Tom Latham (R).
  • Posted By Mark Preston, CNN Political Unit: 7/06/2006 10:53:00 AM ET | Permalink
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