The Note: Milestones, Watersheds, and Turning Points

Sen. Sessions (R-AL) hosts a 2:30 pm ET roundtable discussion on economic and numerical impact of the Senate immigration bill. Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) addresses the Heritage Foundation at noon ET on "building a principled consensus" for immigration reform.

The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to vote on the nomination of Gen Michael Hayden to become the next CIA director in a closed session.

Gov. Schwarzenegger (R-CA) addresses more than 1,100 new citizens from 101 countries at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service's naturalization ceremony in San Francisco, CA.

House Majority Leader Rep. Boehner (R-OH) holds a 11:30 am ET pen and pad briefing with reporters.

Newt Gingrich delivers a couple of speeches in Washington, DC today before heading to Reading, PA where he participates in a joint presentation with James Carville to the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce at 7:00 PM ET.

At 10:15 am ET in Des Moines, IA, Gov. Tom Vilsack (D-IA) signs legislation that will "redesign the state's mental health system and empower patients to make their own decisions regarding appropriate care," per the governor's office.

Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) addresses the New York Conservative Party convention at 4:00 pm ET in New York City.

Republican gubernatorial candidate John Faso announces his "running mate" for lieutenant governor (under state law, the two run separately during the primary) at 1:00 pm ET in New York City.

Democratic Senate candidate Bob Casey delivers a speech to the Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers annual convention in Harrisburg, PA at 9:25 am ET.

The liberal grassroots organization called "Campaign to Defend the Constitution" urges Sen. Frist to bring the stem cell legislation passed by the House last year to the Senate floor for a vote by taking a full page ad in the New York Times depicting Christian conservatives Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and James Dobson as "America's Most Influential Stem Cell Scientists."

Today is a red-letter day for former President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale. They have lived one day longer after leaving office than any other pair. Today marks 25 years and 123 days since Carter and Mondale left office. The only other president/vice president team to last more than 25 years were John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

Today's Republican primary in Idaho's first congressional district (with immigration front and center) and the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor in Arkansas are the Noteworthy races of the day. The AP's Christopher Smith provides this primer: LINK

Arkansas polls open: 8:30 am ET

Arkansas polls close: 8:30 pm ET

You can monitor results on the Arkansas Secretary of State Web site: LINK

Idaho polls open: 10:00 am ET

Idaho polls close: 11:00 pm ET

You can monitor results on the Idaho Secretary of State Web site: LINK

Politics of Iraq:

Per the Washington Post's Peter Baker and Bradley Graham, "British Prime Minister Tony Blair made a surprise visit to Baghdad on Monday and announced that he will fly to Washington to consult with the president Thursday and Friday about the next steps. . . A senior U.S. official told reporters not to expect a 'fixed number' of cuts to emerge from the Bush-Blair meeting." LINK

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