The San Francisco Chronicle ed board on the need for Gov. Schwarzenegger to strongly commit to his prison reform efforts, moving 40 percent of the states' female inmates into correctional facilities. LINK
House of Labor:
The Teamsters vs. FedEx: The New York Times' Steven Greenhouse has all the action from Massachusetts. LINK
Pre-K programs are expanding nationwide, but the Washington Post's Nick Anderson thinks the debate over Proposition 82 in California is showing that widespread disagreement continues over whether the education of all 4-year-olds should be a public obligation. LINK
Casting and counting:
Keying off of a recent test of software in voting machines conducted in Utah, the Washington Post's Zachary Goldfarb reports that "four years after Congress passed a law to improve the reliability of elections, Americans still lack definitive word on whether the nation's voting machines are secure." LINK
"Sen. John Sununu, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism, will lead a subcommittee hearing in Concord Wednesday," per the Union Leader. LINK
The Los Angeles Times' Savage curtain-raises the tough decisions likely to be handed down in the month ahead by the Supreme Court and Notes that Chief Justice Roberts' preference for unanimity on narrow issues can hold up. LINK
In an effort to rally the GOP base ahead of this fall's elections, Dr./Leader/Sen. Frist intends to bring the tax package and constitutional amendments banning gay marriage and flag-burning to the floor in June, reports Roll Call.
On Wednesday, President Bush meets with the President of Rwanda at 10:50 am ET, he participates in a swearing-in ceremony for the director of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, VA at 1:50 pm ET, and he attends a Maryland Victory 2006 reception in Baltimore, MD at 6:05 pm ET. The First Lady delivers 11:30 am ET remarks at the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Conference at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She then participates in a 12:30 pm ET tour of the Historic New Orleans Collection. Chairman Dean attends an Alaska Democratic Party dinner in Anchorage, AK at 11:00 pm ET. Sen. Clinton delivers her acceptance speech and kicks off her reelection campaign at the New York Democratic State Convention in Buffalo, NY. Sen. McCain attends a breakfast fundraiser for Brian Bilbray (R-CA) in San Diego, CA. And Speaker Hastert ties former House Speaker Joe Cannon (R-IL) as the longest serving House Speaker in US History.
On Thursday, President Bush makes remarks on comprehensive immigration reform at 8:50 am ET at the Chamber of Commerce, he meets with his Cabinet at 10:15 am ET, he participates in a swearing-in ceremony for the Secretary of the Interior at 11:20 am ET, and he participates in a swearing-in ceremony for Judge Brett Kavanaugh at 1:05 pm ET. Former President Clinton raises money for Arizona Senate candidate Jim Pederson in Phoenix, AZ.