The Note: Signs of Relief

5. Tis true: the NRCC is not going to be in a position to spend $4.5 million in every Republican incumbent district in which Bush received 55% of the vote or less.

6. Matt Dowd and Steve Schmidt have themselves a "choice" election.

7. Conrad Burns clearly hopes he has a "choice" election.

As for the robo-caller to whom Chairman Reynolds kindly tipped his hat, President Bush wakes up in Omaha, NE and visits Catholic Charities -- Juan Diego Center at 8:55 am ET. The President makes his remarks on comprehensive immigration reform at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha at 9:40 am ET. (The AP has details on protest preparations: LINK)

President and Mrs. Bush plan to attend the 2:45 pm ET swearing-in ceremony of Gov. Kempthorne (R-ID) as Interior Secretary on the South Lawn of the White House.

When the Senate reconvenes this morning, it will immediately resume consideration of the motion to proceed to the Federal Marriage Amendment. Under the order, there will be one hour for debate prior to a vote on cloture.

At 10:00 am ET, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the marriage amendment.

Following the cloture vote, the Senate will stand in recess until noon ET in order for members to attend the joint meeting with the House to hear from Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga.

Sens. Allard (R-CO), Hatch (R-UT), Graham (R-SC), Brownback (R-KS), Burns (R-MT), and Vitter (R-LA) hold a press conference on the marriage amendment after cloture vote.

Sens. Conrad (D-ND), Lieberman (D-CT), and Obama (D-IL) hold a 10:15 am ET press conference to oppose the full repeal of the estate tax.

Cloture was filed on the estate tax repeal bill yesterday. Debate is expected this afternoon with a vote scheduled to likely take place tomorrow. "Vote-counters on both sides express optimism they will prevail but caution that some senators probably will not commit until required to cast a vote," reports the AP's Dalrymple. LINK

The House GOP caucuses this morning and the Republican leadership plans to go before cameras following the meeting at 10:00 am ET to discuss energy independence, fiscal responsibility, and economic competitiveness.

Rep. Pelosi (D-CA) and House Democratic leaders will also address the press at 10:00 am ET, following their caucus meeting. Their agenda according to the release: "affordable health care, bringing down energy costs, strengthening the economy, and addressing rising war costs and deficits-in contrast with Republican divisive and partisan political priorities."

Topics not mentioned in either advisory: CA-50 results, Rep. Bill Jefferson, and Tom DeLay's au revoir feast.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) kicks off the official general election season with a campaign bus tour through Samoa, Redding, Chico, and Auburn, CA. The AP has more details for you: LINK

Sens. Clinton (D-NY) and Landrieu (D-LA) address New America Foundation's event "Beyond Censorship: Policies and Technologies to Give Parents Control Over Children's Media Consumption" in Washington, DC at 11:00 am ET.

Former Gov. Mark Warner (D-VA) addresses the Japan Society annual dinner at 6:30 pm ET in New York City.

Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) swears in the members of the Health Insurance Connector Authority Board and makes brief remarks prior to the board's first meeting at 9:00 am ET in Boston, MA.

Please be sure to check out other Wednesday daybook items below.

CA-50 results:

Bilbray 49%

Busby 45%

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