The Note: Home, to a New and a Shiny Place

The Washington Post's Dale Russakoff profiles UAW's Gettelfinger's effort to navigage job cuts and concessions.

Week ahead:

On Tuesday, Kentucky, Oregon, and Pennsylvania hold their primary elections. President Bush meets with the Prime Minister of Australia and holds a joint press availability. DNC Chairman Howard Dean attends a fundraiser for the New York Democratic Lawyers Council at the Yale Club in New York City. And Sen. McCain delivers Columbia's College Class Day address in New York City.

On Wednesday, President Bush signs the HR 4297, the Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act. He also attends the RNC's gala.

On Thursday, the Senate Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Gen. Michael Hayden to be director of the CIA.

On Friday, President Bush makes remarks on the American Competitiveness Initiative in Highland Heights, KY. He also raises money for the congressional campaigns of Rep. Thelma Drake (R-VA) and Geoff Davis. And four of the five major candidates for governor of Massachusetts debate in Cambridge, MA. Gov. Romney addresses the Wisconsin GOP Convention in Appleton, WI. Sen. McCain delivers the commencement address at the New School in New York City.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Gov. Janet Napolitano (D-AZ) headline the Arizona Democratic Party 2006 Heritage Dinner in Phoenix, AZ. Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) keynotes the Polk County Spring Fundraiser in Des Moines, IA. Friday is also the deadline for Democratic National Convention host city proposals to be submitted to the DNC.

On Saturday, New Orleans holds its mayoral runoff election. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Rep. Ted Strickland (D-OH) participate in an Ohio Democratic Party rally to "Take Back Ohio" in Toledo, OH. Sen. Kerry will be the commencement speaker at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH. Gen. Wesley Clark delivers the 200th commencement speech at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. First Lady Laura Bush delivers the commencement address at Roger Williams College in Bristol, RI. Sen. Bayh (D-IN) is in Iowa helping local candidates raise money in Osceola, Council Bluffs, and Sioux City, IA. Sen. McCain attends a fundraising lunch for Rep. Sweeney and Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE). And the Connecticut Democratic Party holds its convention.

On Sunday, Sen. Clinton delivers the commencement speech at Genessee Community College in Batavia, NY. Sen. McCain (R-AZ) raises money for gubernatorial candidate Dave Emery in South Portland, ME. Sen. Bayh (D-IN) gives the commencement speech at Depauw University in Greencastle, IN. And the President's parents, former President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush, serve as GW's commencement speakers.

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