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How much traction do efforts to expand the child tax credit get?

Can Democrats actually take political advantage of the situation?

Will Republicans punt, stall, or engage in some other tactic easily described via sports metaphor?

Does the John Kerry and Howard Dean feuding continue or peter out?

Does the Chuck Grassley and Bill Thomas feuding continue or peter out?

Do Elisabeth Bumiller and David Sanger come home from Europe, or just stay there?

Do any SCOTUS decisions with major political implications get handed down?

How much do the Democratic presidential candidates step up their talk of nowhere-to-be-found weapons of mass destruction?

Do loyal Note readers get to hear our Webby Award five-word acceptance speech?

With the president still globe-trotting (with political implications still too geo for our pea brains), there is a lot of domestic political travel going on, and Congress is itching to legislate.

Senator Kerry is in New Hampshire today — so is Senator Edwards!. Kerry disappears Tuesday and pops up in New York City for a women's luncheon at the Yale Club.

Lynne Cheney is in New Hampshire today, too, speaking at the Federation Women's Lilac Luncheon in Manchester.

Senator Graham has a closed-press fundraiser in Pacific Palisades, California. Tuesday, he has two fundraising luncheons in Long Beach and San Francisco. He'll spend a full day in San Francisco on Wednesday and does a Sillicon Valley tour on Thursday.

On Tuesday, Reverend Al Sharpton's "Convoy Against Racism" stops in Shreveport, Louisiana. Howard Dean attends a "Downtown Dean Series" event in New York City.

Wednesday brings the start of the three-day Campaign For America's Future conference at the Omni Shoreham. Seven presidentials are scheduled to address the legions of grass-top liberal activists on Thursday and Friday, joint-yet-separate-appearance style.

Wednesday is also the National Dean in 2004 Meetup Day. Dean plans to deliver the graduation address at the Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York.

Thursday, Dean has a National Press Club health care event. That night, New York Gov. George Pataki helps the New Jersey GOP get more money.

The big economic number out this week is the unemployment figure for May. That'll be released Thursday morning. ABCNEWS' Schindelheim says that economists expect to see that the economy lost another 48,000 jobs last month.

Friday, the American Federation of Teachers opens a big convention in Washington and Congressman Jim Clyburn hosts a conference on historically black colleges and universities in South Carolina.

On Saturday, Kerry address the Massachusetts State Convention in Lowell, Massachusetts. And it's Senator Graham's turn to Hear It From the Heartland with Senator Tom Harkin in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Don't tell anyone, but there's a big fundraiser Saturday night at Senator Edwards' campaign headquarters in Raleigh.

On Sunday, June 8, Iowa Governor Tom "Two Tier" Vilsack and Lt. Governor Sally Pederson will picnic at the Old Thresher's Grounds in Mt. Pleasant. On hand are expected to be Governor Dean, Senator Graham, Senator Lieberman, and Reverend Sharpton.

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