The Note

Today's Schedule (all times Eastern):

—11:15 am: Senator John Edwards has coffee with Wapello County Democrats, Ottumwa, Iowa —11:15 am: Senator Joe Lieberman tours a fiber optic factory, Belmont, N.H. —11:30 am: Governor Howard Dean holds a press conference with Congressman Raul Grijalva, Tucson, Ariz. —12:15 pm: Senator Bob Graham addresses the Rotary Club, Manchester, N.H. —2:30 pm: Senator and Mrs. Bob Graham hold a roundtable discussion on seniors' issues, Salem, N.H. —3:30 pm: Senator Dianne Feinstein delivers a "report from Washington," San Diego —4:30 pm: Federal court hearing for ACLU's request for temporary restraining order to postpone the recall election until March, Los Angeles —5:15 pm; Congressman Dennis Kucinich holds a press conference and rally, Indianola, Iowa —5:30 pm: Senator John Edwards meets with Democratic activists, Norfolk, Va.

NEWS SUMMARY

There was lots of intraparty squabbling on the talk shows and on the airwarves over the weekend. And given all the moving parts this week, we're expecting some significant news.

Today in the recall:

-- A federal judge will hear the ACLU's request for a temporary restraining order to postpone the election based on the ACLU's claim that punchcard ballots disenfranchise voters.

--Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante made a national television plea for more support from those in Governor Davis' camp on what he calls his "win-win" strategy. His chief adviser asserts team Davis is asking Democratic contributors not to donate to Bustamante. The Davis camp denies the charge.

--Bill Simon launched a radio ad attacking Arnold Schwarzenegger for Warren Buffett's comments about property taxes. The Simon campaign refuses to divulge where the ad is running and how much money is being spent on it.

Governor Davis has no public events scheduled for Monday. Later in the week, he may make a statewide address appealing to Democrats and independents to oppose the recall.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has no public events scheduled for Monday. He will hold an economic summit at UCLA on Wednesday, Newsweek reports — time and exact location TBD.

Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante will meet with a group of Latino lawmakers today who will endorse his candidacy according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Tomorrow, Bustamante intends to announce his economic recovery plan.

Bill Simon, Tom McClintock, and Peter Ueberroth have no announced public events for Monday. Ueberroth is expected to begin campaigning in Los Angeles tomorrow, according to his campaign.

Arianna Huffington does a couple of radio interviews today with Lila Garrett on KPFK and another one on KPFA in Berkeley.

Senator Feinstein delivers a series of "reports from Washington" to constituents/supporters this week in several locations across California: Monday in San Diego, Tuesday in San Gabriel, Wednesday in Los Angeles, Friday in Sacramento, and next Monday in Alameda.

Correction: Former Secretary of State George Shultz is NOT drawing a salary from the Schwarzenegger campaign, as we incorrectly Noted on Friday. He is an unpaid adviser.

President Bush is at the ranch today. He travels to Oregon and Washington state on Thursday and Friday.

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