Today's Schedule (all times Eastern):
—9:00 am: Arianna Huffington appears on C-SPAN's Washington Journal. —10:00 am: FCC Chairman Michael Powell holds news conference to discuss fall agenda, D.C. —10:30 am: Energy Secretary Spence Abraham meets with Ohio Governor Bob Taft and other state leaders to discuss the blackout, Columbus. —12:00 pm: Congressman Dick Gephardt addresses the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical & Energy Workers International Union (PACE) Convention, Las Vegas. —12:00 pm: Senator Bob Graham holds a meet and greet with local legislators, Atlanta (closed press). —12:00 pm: Congressman Dennis Kucinich addresses a United Auto Workers meeting, Huron, Ohio. —1:00 pm: Peter Ueberroth holds a roundtable meeting with La Opinion, Los Angeles (closed press). —1:00 pm: Arnold Schwarzenegger holds closed meeting with economic advisers at the Westin Hotel at LAX, Los Angeles. —2:15 pm: Arianna Huffington visits the Los Angeles Leadership Academy and holds a press availability, Los Angeles. —2:15 pm: Senator John Edwards holds a town hall meeting at Nobis Engineering, Concord, N.H. —2:30 pm: Peter Ueberroth holds a press availability at the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. —3:00 pm: Arnold Schwarzenegger holds press availability at the Westin Hotel at LAX, Los Angeles. —3:15 pm: Congressman Gephardt holds conference call to discuss PACE endorsing his candidacy. —5:00 pm: Governor Gray Davis and Senator Barbara Boxer hold an event to announce $50 million in new grants to protect California coastlines and indigenous wildlife and to improve coastal communities, Santa Monica. —6:00 pm: Senator Dianne Feinstein addresses the West L.A. Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles. —6:15 pm: Arianna Huffington appears for an interview on Univision. —6:30 pm: Senator Edwards holds a town hall meeting at City Hall Plaza, Manchester, N.H. —6:30 pm: Peter Ueberroth appears on CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight. —7:00 pm: Governor Howard Dean attends a house party, Manchester, N.H. —8:00 pm: Congressman Gephardt attends a reception with local Democrats at an IBEW hall, Albuquerque. —8:00 pm: Senator Graham attends a fundraiser dinner, Atlanta (closed press). —9:00 pm: Governor Davis holds his first "Conversations with Californians" session, Los Angeles.
Today in the recall:
-- Arnold Schwarzenegger will attempt to show some policy credentials today when he meets with his economic council in Los Angeles and then takes reporters' questions.
-- Team Schwarzenegger will begin airing its first television ad of the campaign statewide today — a $1.5 million buy.
-- A federal judge is expected to rule some time today on whether or not to delay the recall election due to several counties' plans to use punch-card ballots.
-- Former Major League Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth officially launches his gubernatorial campaign today in Los Angeles
-- Governor Gray Davis and Senator Barbara Boxer talk wildlife and shorelines in Santa Monica today before the Governor launches his "Conversations with Californians" series in Hollywood this evening.
Arnold Schwarzenegger holds a closed meeting with his economic advisers today at the Westin Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport. He will hold a press availability immediately following the meeting around 3:00 pm ET. Pool coverage and unilateral crew to cover.