Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and the National Institute on Media and the Family release the 10th annual "Video and Computer Game Report Card" at 12:00 pm ET in Dirksen 3432. The report concludes that the ratings system is "beyond repair" and calls for a national summit to come up with a better, more accurate system.
Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy and the Center for New York City Affairs and its Dean Fred Hochberg play hosts to an INVITATION ONLY star-studded post-election roundtable exploring the 2005 New York City mayoral election with that perfect 20/20 hindsight. ABC's Mark Halperin moderates the discussion which will occur in two pieces -- the primary and the general -- and include campaign operatives and strategists from each of the campaigns as well as members from the New York City political press corps who covered the race.
For all you well-heeled Note readers, with regular tables at The Palm, the name Walter Ganzi, Jr. is not an unfamiliar one. In addition to being the CEO and co-owner The Palm Restaurants and Palm Management Corporation and the former national finance co-chairman for the 1988 George H.W. Bush for President campaign, Mr. Ganzi is now adding a new title to his resume.
Later today, Gov. George Pataki's (R-NY) 21st Century Freedom PAC will announce that Ganzi has taken over as its national finance chairman.
"With the addition of Wally to our team, we gain leadership and vision to help accelerate our message of uniting America, supporting candidates who share our message of less government, lower taxes and a safe and secure United States," Pataki will say in a press release.
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds an "Open Forum on Decency" at 9:30 am ET in Dirksen G-50. Witnesses include FCC Chair Kevin Martin. Per the Wall Street Journal's Schatz and Flint, federal regulators are on the verge of suggesting that cable companies could best serve consumers by letting them subscribe to individual channels instead of offering only prepackaged bundles.
The Supreme Court meets for one to four decisions and arguments in Illinois Tool Works v. Independent Ink and Buckeye Check Cashing v. Cardegna. In advance of tomorrow's oral argument in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan holds an 11:00 am ET conference call with reporters.
Former President Bill Clinton, in his capacity as UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, travels to Sri Lanka and Indonesia and then reports back to the European Commission in Belgium.
In a fundraising email set to go out to supporters today, DNC Executive Director Tom McMahon Notes the response received by the party following Rep. Schmidt's since-withdrawn comments to Rep. Murtha on the House floor the week before last.
McMahon writes, "From this day forward, the Democratic Party will commit to putting up a 'Shame on You' billboard in the home district of any Republican who attacks a veteran's service in order to score political points."
"The first billboard will go up near Jean Schmidt's district office in Portsmouth, Ohio. The message: 'Shame on You, Jean Schmidt: Stop Attacking Veterans. Keep Your Eye on the Ball -- We Need a Real Plan for Iraq.'"
Congressman John Murtha (D-PA) will headline a Democratic congressional fund-raiser in Boston on Friday, party officials said yesterday. LINK
Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA) holds an 11:30 am ET news conference in Rayburn 2237 following a meeting with Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne on the status of the C-17 cargo plane.