Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) raises money for his Progressive Patriots fund in New York City.
Former Gov. Mark Warner (D-VA) delivers the commencement address at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.
RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman addresses the International Democrat Union (closed press) meeting in Washington, DC.
The third annual "Personal Democracy Forum" on politics, technology, and the blogosphere convenes from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm ET at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Eliot Spitzer delivers the keynote address at 11:15 am ET followed by a Q&A session moderated by ABC News Political Director Mark Halperin.
The Council on Foreign Relations holds a 6:30 pm ET discussion with Sen. John Warner (R-VA) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) on "Iraq: The Way Forward."
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion, "Curing the Oil Addiction: Ptropolitics and the Threat to Global Security." Participants include Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN), Tom Friedman of the New York Times, and Moises Nam of Foreign Policy magazine.
Politics of immigration:
The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg writes up President Bush's assurance to President Fox of Mexico that he does not plan to militarize the border, but simply to temporarily use National Guard troops to bolster border security while more border agents get trained. LINK
The Washington Post's Peter Baker writes that the National Guard idea has "further stirred an already volatile debate. LINK
From Bloomberg News' Nicholas Johnston: "'He's trying to convince skeptical Republicans that the administration is really serious about immigration enforcement,' said Frank Sharry, executive director of the Washington-based National Immigration Forum, a group that backs a guest-worker plan. Increased border enforcement may 'provide some political cover and comfort to reluctant Republicans in the House and Senate,' he said." LINK
Per USA Today, National Security adviser Stephen Hadley said on Sunday that Bush's plan will call for National Guard troops who will help Border Patrol agents with intelligence and training rather than militarize the border. LINK
Hadley also said that sending out National Guards and spending hundreds of millions of dollars to build a security fence along the Mexican border are two of several options that the White House is considering, writes Boston Globe's Diedtra Henderson. LINK
Reuters Notes that with the timing of a resumed Senate debate on immigration reform, Bush's speech also comes as the President's job approval ratings drop to around 30 percent. LINK
The Los Angeles Times: LINK
The Washington Post's Darryl Fears reports that the newly formed network of groups that organized demonstrations for illegal immigrants is "conference calling, brainstorming and consolidating its forces so that it can respond to the government with a unified voice." LINK
Politics of Medicare:
The New York Times on today's enrollment deadline for Medicare Part D and possible bipartisan momentum (as the November election approaches) to waive a late enrollment penalty should there be many people "who failed to enroll want to do so." LINK