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TODAY'S SCHEDULE (all times ET): —7:00 am: Polls open in Georgia —8:30 am: The New York City Host Committee, the New York Police Department, and the Fashion Industry Business Improvement District meet at the Parson's School of Design to discuss issues of concern to businesses during the Republican Convention, New York, NY —8:30 am: The Labor Department releases the 2nd quarter report on productivity and costs —8:30 am: America Coming Together hosts a Halliburton lemonade stand near the Seven Flags Event Center where Vice President Cheney visits later in the day, Clive, IA —8:30 am: President Bush announces Rep. Porter Goss as the new Director of the CIA in the Rose Garden, Washington, DC —9:00 am: The Federal Open Market Committee, the policy-making arm of the Federal Reserve, holds a closed meeting —9:00 am: Polls open in Colorado —10:00 am: House Democrats hold a closed party caucus at the Capitol —10:00 am U.S. Election Assistance Commission meets, DC —10:15 am: Laura Bush tours a female-owned small business and speaks about the economy at SEEK, Inc., Grafton, WI —11:40 pm: President Bush, with Sen. John McCain, speaks at a rally at the Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, FL —12:00 am: 9/11 Commission Chairman Thomas Kean and Vice-Chairman Lee Hamilton testify before the House Armed Services Committee at an open hearing on the commission's final report, Washington, DC —12:00 pm: The United Forest Defense holds a news conference to discuss President Bush's forest policies and to release its new report at the National Press Club, Washington, DC —12:30 pm: The Department of Homeland Security discusses immigration policy issues, Washington, DC —12:45 pm: Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Ed Pastor, and Phoenix Councilman Michael Johnson "truth squad" President Bush's record in Arizona at the Arizona Democratic Coordinated Campaign Headquarters, Phoenix, AZ

—12:55 pm: Vice President Cheney speaks at the Seven Flags Event Center, Clive, IA

—1:30 pm: Laura Bush speaks tours Gruber's Quilt Shop and speaks about the economy, Waite Park, MN

—1:30 pm: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, and other Democratic leaders hold a media availability to discuss recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission at the Capitol, Washington, DC

—2:00 pm: Sen. John Kerry meets with first responders and community leaders concerned about the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site at Ralph Cadwallader Middle School, Las Vegas, NV

—2:15 pm: The Federal Open Market Committee announces its decision on whether to raise interest rates

—3:00 pm: The House Armed Services Committee holds an open hearing on "Denying Terrorist Sanctuaries' Policy and Operational Implications for the U.S. Military," Washington, DC

—3:00 pm: President Bush, with Sen. McCain, participates in an "Ask President Bush" event at Okalossa-Walton College, Niceville, FL

—4:15 pm: Mrs. Bush speaks to female small business owners at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cedar Rapids, IA

—6:00 pm: Birthday bash for Rep. Charles Rangel at Tavern On The Green, NY

—6:45 pm: President Bush, with Sen. McCain, speaks at a rally at the Panama City Marina, Panama City, FL

—7:00 pm: Polls close in Georgia

—9:00 pm: Sen. Kerry attends a "Believe in America Rally" at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

—9:00 pm: Polls close in Colorado

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