The Note: Touring The Ruins

WASHINGTON, Mar. 31

Where will the whip count be by the Sunday morning shows? And what is the agreed upon definition of "amnesty" among the American electorate? Having answers to those questions at this point in time will make your weekends much more enjoyable.

Having helped his Mexican counterpart understand in whose court the immigration ball is in, President Bush continues to meet with Mexican President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Cancun, Mexico. Later today, he returns to his ranch in Crawford, TX where he will stay overnight.

The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Sen. Russ Feingold's (D-WI) call to censure President Bush. Today's speakers include Robert Turner of the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia and John Dean, former White House counsel to President Nixon and author of "Worse Than Watergate." Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) holds a press conference on the Cannon Terrace at 11:00 am ET that is sure to be well-attended. LINK

Former President Bill Clinton joins Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo at 9:30 am ET in New York City to announce the focus areas, timing, and major attendees of the Clinton Global Initiative 2006. President Clinton will also give an update on the 200-plus commitments totaling over $2.5 billion that were pledged at CGI 2005.

RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman is in Little Rock, AR meeting with local African American leaders and addressing the 2nd congressional district Lincoln Day dinner.

Former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) is scheduled to be in Jacksonville, FL on Sunday raising money for his One America Committee. He's expected to address the bar association in Jacksonville on Monday.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) and Small Business Administrator Hector Barreto tour small businesses and hold a roundtable hosted by the California Mexican American Chamber of Commerce at 2:00 pm ET to discuss how the state can help growing businesses.

Former Gov. Christine Whitman (R-NJ) is the special guest of Princeton area Republicans at the Nassau Club.

Don't miss this Sunday's edition of This Week with George Stephanopoulos, with guests Sens. George Allen (R-VA) and Barack Obama (D-IL). Can't wait until Sunday to dissect Washington's political landscape? Then get your daily dose of inside baseball here: This Week All Week on the web. LINK

This week: ABC News' Jessica Yellin on a Cancun spring break, POTUS-style; Sam Donaldson remembers being there when President Reagan was shot 25 years ago; plus immigration politics aplenty. Check in every Thursday afternoon for a new edition.

This weekend's "Road to the White House" features March 20 remarks by Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) in Roebuck, SC, at the Spartanburg County Democratic Party. C-SPAN will also feature March 18 remarks by Gen. Wesley Clark (D-AR) in Windham, New Hampshire, at a meeting hosted by two local Democratic committees.

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