The Note: Catoctin Cacophony

On Wednesday, House and Senate Democrats hold a "town meeting" on domestic priorities at a Washington, DC community center on Wednesday. President Uribe of Colombia visits President Bush at the White House; Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks with Southern Baptist Convention messengers in Greensboro, NC; former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell lead the Initiative for Global Development's National Summit in Washington, DC; former Sen. Edwards rallies for hotel workers in Honolulu, HI; director Spike Lee and World Trade Center architect Michael Arad lead the annual community arts forum of Generation Engage, a program that aims to incorporate youth in political debate, in New York City; Gov. Vilsack tours Stonyfield Farm in New Hampshire with Gov. John Lynch (D-NH) before dining with the Manchester City Democrats at its annual Flag Day Dinner in Manchester, NH.

On Thursday, the House will debate a resolution on Iraq on Thursday. House Republicans have crafted a resolution describing Iraq as the central front on the war on terror. House Democrats are likely to use their time in the debate to highlight what they see as the Republican Congress' lack of oversight and accountability over the past three years. The House Democratic Caucus meets to consider the Steering Committee's recommendation that Rep. Jefferson (D-LA) be temporarily removed from the Ways and Means Committee. The Congressional Black Caucus is likely to continue to weigh-in on this as well. Gov. Vilsack eats breakfast with the Hampton Democratic Committee in Hampton, NH; the Supreme Court holds a memorial for the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist in Washington, DC; Gov. Huckabee addresses the 72nd Annual Arkansas Municipal League Convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, AR.

On Friday, President Bush campaigns for congressional nominee Dave Reichert in Seattle, WA before traveling to Albuquerque, NM to campaign for Heather Wilson at the Hyatt Regency; the Iowa Democratic Party holds its annual Hall of Fame dinner in Des Moines, IA; former President Clinton fundraises for the Colorado Democratic Party in Denver, CO; Sen. McCain attends a fundraiser for Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (R-MD) in Baltimore, MD; Gov. Pataki attends the annual GOParty Picnic in Des Moines, IA.

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