The Party of National Insecurity

On Tuesday, President Bush makes 9:55 am ET remarks on the mid-session review at the White House before attending a fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Green in Madison, WI. Karl Rove speaks to La Raza at the Los Angeles convention center at 3:30 pm ET. Also speaking at the same luncheon will be Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM). Former President Clinton delivers a Microsoft Government Leadership Forum Speech and meets with African heads of state in Cape Town, South Africa. Giuliani campaigns for gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) in Little Rock, AR and Judy Baer Topinka (R-IL) in Chicago, IL. He also campaigns for Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) in Pittsburgh, PA. Mark Warner begins a two-day Iowa visit. Gov. Huckabee begins attending the Education Commission of the States three-day meeting in Minneapolis, MN. And OMB Director Rob Portman speaks at the National Press Club.

On Wednesday, President Bush departs for Germany for a visit with Chancellor Merkel while former President Clinton tours a Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative Clinic in Maseru, Lesotho.Sen. Obama keynotes the 2nd annual Campus Progress National Student Conference in Washington, DC. Giuliani (R-NYC) stumps for gubernatorial candidate Lynn Swann (R-PA) and for Gov. Bob Erlich in Baltimore, MD.

On Thursday, the House takes up the re-authorization of the Voting Rights Act while former President Clinton attends Nelson Mandela's birthday celebration in Johannesburg, South Africa.

On Friday, President Bush flies to St. Petersburg for the G-8 summit. He remains in Russia until Monday, July 17, when he returns to Washington, DC. Former President Clinton meets with President Bingu Wa Mutharika in Lilongwe, Malawi and signs a Clinton Hunter Development Initiative Memorandum of Understanding with Malawi officials. Sen. McCain raises money for Republican congressional candidate Mike Whalen in Cedar Falls, IA

On Saturday, the NAACP comes to Washington, DC for its annual convention. If reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act is not resolved by the time of the convention, NAACP organizers are considering a Capitol Hill march. Former President Clinton has breakfast with President Paul Kagame in Kigali, Rwanda. He also visits a hospital and attends an agriculture event with local farmers. Sen. McCain raises money for David McSweeney, the Republican challenging Rep. Melissa Bean (D-IL), in Barrington Hills, IL.

On Sunday, former President Clinton tours a pediatric AIDS hospital and delivers a speech to Ethiopian Medical Students in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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