WASHINGTON, Feb. 27
Anticipated: Elizabeth Vargas' Tuesday POTUS interview; Bill Clinton's NGA speech; Bob Novak's next phone call to Dan Bartlett.
"Rehabilitated": Michael Savage; Ari Fleischer; Maria's hiring acumen.
Distractions: Cheney shooting; Dubai port fight; the Next Big Thing.
Details: Bumiller on Singh's daughter; Sanger on everything; Toobin on DeLay.
Mantras: "the rubber meets the road"; "on the front lines"; "David Broder loves us!!"
Covers: Iraq, India, Sopranos.
Radared: Prescription drug benefit; restraints in growth of spending; immigration.
Cards: Tired; responsible; invisible.
Forward-looking: Peter Baker on Russia; The Note on Peter Baker; Sen./Dr./Leader Frist on 2007.
Well-defined: Googling monkeys; Gang of 500; the sleep habits of Mike Allen.
Ill-defined: Big Casino; John Broder's beat; the sleep habits of Mike Allen.
President Bush meets with the nation's governors at the White House at 11:10 am ET. NGA Chairman Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) told reporters this weekend that he expects immigration, Medicare Part D, the Dubai Ports World transaction, and cost shifting to the states all to be on the agenda.
Tomorrow, World News Tonight's Elizabeth Vargas sits down for an exclusive interview with President Bush at the White House. The interview is expected to cover topics including his upcoming trip to India and Pakistan, the six month anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and the war in Iraq.
The interview will air on "World News Tonight" and "Nightline" tomorrow and "Good Morning America" on Wednesday. Excerpts from the interview will run on World News Tonight's daily webcast on abcnews.com.
Today, the governors are scheduled to hold a press briefing about their White House meeting back at the JW Marriott at 12:30 pm ET. They will then head into a closed press meeting with Defense Secretary Rumsfeld where the overall size of the National Guard force and the deployment of Guardsmen/women in Iraq and Afghanistan will top the agenda.
The governors will split into their partisan groups this evening. President Bush will be introduced by Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) at a RGA's "America's Majority Celebration" at the National Building Museum. The DGA holds its "Taste of America" gala this evening.
Dr./Leader/Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN) addresses the Detroit Economic Club in Detroit, MI at 12:00 pm ET.
Vice President Cheney travels to Norfolk, VA to deliver 6:00 pm ET remarks at a campaign fundraiser for Rep. Thelma Drake (R-VA).
The Senate convenes at 2:00 pm ET and begins a period of morning business until 3:00 pm ET. Following morning business, the Senate resumes consideration of S. 2271, the Patriot Act Amendments Act.
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) leads a Senate Democratic Policy Committee "hearing" at 1:30 pm ET on the implementation of the Medicare prescription drug benefit.
Gov. Pawlenty (R-MN) and Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) hold a 5:20 pm ET press conference on comprehensive immigration reform. Sen. McCain (R-AZ) will also talk immigration today in New York City at a town hall and rally for immigration reform sponsored by the New American Opportunity Campaign.
Fresh from his star turn on CBS' "60 Minutes," Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-MT) holds a press conference at the Center for American Progress at 12:30 pm ET to discuss ways government can be more effective.
The nation's guvs come to DC: