The Note

TODAY'S SCHEDULE (all times ET): —8:00 am: Polls open in the special election to fill South Dakota's only seat in the House of Representatives —9:30 am: National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice briefs the press on-camera about the G-8 summit and President Bush's trip to Europe, the White House —9:30 am: The National Press Foundation holds a panel discussion on "Covering National Presidential Conventions" with Frank Baker of the Associated Press, James Carroll of the Louisville Courier-Journal, and Larry Arnold of Bloomberg News, Washington, D.C. —9:30 am: Secretary of State Colin Powell meets with Georgian Foreign Minister Salome Zourabichvili, Washington, D.C. —10:00 am: The construction spending report for April and the manufacturing index for May are released —10:00 am: The U.S. Supreme Court meets to hand down decisions and release orders, Washington, D.C. —10:00 am: The Senate convenes for morning business —10:10 am: President Bush speaks at the first White House National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Washington, D.C. —10:30 am: Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, American Values President Gary Bauer, and Coalitions for America National Chairman Paul Weyrich announce a coalition between the Arlington Group and the Coalition of African-American Pastors to push for an amendment banning same-sex marriage, Washington, D.C. —11:00 am: Secretary Powell meets with members of the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East, Washington, D.C. —11:30 am: President Bush makes remarks on the new Iraqi government, Washington, D.C. —11:30 am: House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer holds a pen and pad briefing with reporters at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —12:00 pm: National Interreligious Leadership Initiative holds a news conference to discuss their meeting with Secretary Powell, Washington, D.C. —12:00 pm: The Urban Institute holds a panel discussion: "The Long-Run Budget Squeeze and the Short-Run Race to November," Washington, D.C. —12:15 am: Vice President Cheney speaks about the war on terrorism and the Patriot Act and criticizes Sen. Kerry at a campaign event, Kansas City, Mo. —12:30 pm: The Republican Policy Committee holds its weekly closed meeting at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —12:30 pm: Undersecretary of Homeland Security Asa Hutchinson holds a news conference to announce the award of the US-VISIT prime contract, Rosslyn, Va. —1:00 pm: USAID and the State Department hold an on-the-record briefing on the "Humanitarian Crisis in Western Sudan," Washington, D.C. —1:00 pm: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Leavitt delivers the keynote address at the annual "Healthy Communities and Ecosystems" conference, Washington, D.C. —1:00 pm: Rep. Dan Burton holds a news conference with a delegation of seven Iraqi men allegedly mutilated by Saddam Hussein's regime at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —1:00 pm: The House Government Reform Subcommittee holds a hearing on whether low-level exposure to sarin may have played a role in Gulf War Syndrome at the Capitol, Washington, D.C. —1:15 pm: Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard Myers hold a briefing at the Pentagon —1:45 pm: Sen. John Kerry delivers a speech titled "New Strategies to Meet New Threats" at the Port of Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Fla. —2:00 pm: Sen. Joe Lieberman and Hadassah Lieberman hold a reception at the Capitol for World War II veterans from the 42nd Infantry Division, which helped liberate the concentration camp holding Sen. Lieberman's mother, Washington, D.C. —2:00 pm: The House of Representatives convenes for legislative business —4:00 pm: The Energy Department releases the weekly gasoline price report —4:15 pm: United States Trade Representative Robert Zoellick signs a trade and investment agreement with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, Washington, D.C. —5:30 pm: The Senate is expected to hold a cloture vote on whether to proceed with a bill that would adjust class-action lawsuit laws —6:30 pm: Retired Gen. Anthony Zinni and Tom Clancy, co-authors of "Battle Ready," participate in a conversation at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C. —7:15 pm: The New York Times and Discovery Communications screen the documentary "Thomas L. Friedman Reporting: The Other Side of Outsourcing," Washington, D.C. —7:40 pm: President Bush attends a Republican National Committee Victory 2004 fundraiser at the Lawrence C. Phipps Memorial Conference Center, Denver, Colo. —9:00 pm: Polls close in the special election to fill South Dakota's only seat in the House of Representatives —11:00 pm: Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Kerry campaign advisor Richard Holbrooke appears on "Charlie Rose"

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