The Note: The Note

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed adapted from a recent lecture given at Stanford's Hoover Institution, Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) lays out his five rules for school reforms, describes the package of reforms he is planning for this year, and vows to change state law, or the Florida Constitution, to protect "school choice programs" from "activist court rulings."

The Washington Post's Shankar Vedantam on a study that claims to have found that supporters of President Bush and other conservatives had "stronger self-admitted and implicit biases against blacks than liberals did." LINK

The RNC's Brian Jones "questioned whether the researchers themselves had implicit biases against Republicans," Noting that two people who helped conduct the study – the University of Virginia's Brian Nosek and Harvard psychologist Mahzarin Banaji -- had given campaign contributions to Democrats.

Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) hasn't ruled out a run for Majority Whip -- especially if Sen. Santorum is unsuccessful in his bid for reelection, report Billings and Pierce of Roll Call.

The week ahead:

President Bush delivers his State of the Union address tomorrow evening at 9:00 pm ET. (Make sure to catch the best coverage and analysis of the speech on the ABC News television network, ABC News Radio, and abcnews.com.)

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan presides over his final board meeting tomorrow. Greenspan's likely successor, Ben Bernanke, is expected to be confirmed by the US Senate tomorrow as well.

2005 year-end FEC reports are due tomorrow.

On Wednesday, former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD) delivers a speech at Iowa State University in Ames, IA and Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) headlines a Congressional Black Caucus PAC fundraiser in Washington, DC.

Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) headlines an Iowa GOP Victory 2006 event at Luciano's Restaurant in Sioux City, IA on Thursday.

The trial of former Cheney Chief of Staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby is expected to get underway on Friday.

Also on Friday, Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN) will be the "special guest" at the Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner in Hampstead, NH and Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) headlines the Oakland County Lincoln Day Dinner in West Bloomfield, MI

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