The Note: (F.B.)I. Spy

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R-CA) address yesterday at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast garnered an unexpectedly warm response from "A-list Democrats" and community leaders, with only one or two boos from the hundreds of attendees, reports the San Francisco Chronicle's Carla Marinucci. LINK

Politics of Katrina:

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said yesterday that God surely "doesn't approve" of the United States being in Iraq "under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. . . " LINK

The New York Daily News on the same. LINK

Clintons of Chappaqua:

Josh Gerstein of the New York Sun reminds us all that Thursday marks the expiration of the five-year suspension from the Arkansas bar for former President Bill Clinton. Gerstein reports it is unclear whether or not the FPOTUS will seek reinstatement. LINK


The 10,000 Republicans who turned out for Iowa's precinct caucuses on Monday night were rewarded with the opportunity to evaluate the party's two candidates for governor: Congressman Jim Nussle (R-IA) and Sioux City businessman Bob Vander Plaats. LINK

Iowa Democrats heralded higher than normal interest -- about 15,000 -- thanks to a crowded, wide-open, and unpredictable field of candidates for governor, the Des Moines Register reports. LINK

Politics of immigration:

Latino ministries are worried about an immigration bill passed by the House and headed to the Senate next month that would "make it a criminal offense for anyone to 'direct or assist' an immigrant with the knowledge that the person crossed the US border illegally," the Washington Post's Darryl Fears reports. LINK

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