The Note: War President, Part IV

WASHINGTON, July 31

President Bush has already made some remarks about the Middle East today, and you can expect more throughout this Monday, including at the top his 10:00 am ET Miami speech on the economy and in his numerous media interviews.

The POTUS also participates in a tour of the Port of Miami at 10:55 am ET. He then attends an RNC reception in Coral Gables, FL at 1:15 pm ET which will raise $1,000,000 before returning to Washington, DC. He will speak with Secretary Rice about the situation in the Middle East tonight.

President Bush is scheduled to be interviewed by Neil Cavuto of Fox News to discuss the economy and the conflict in the Middle East at 4:00 pm ET. He is also doing sit-downs while in Miami with the local ABC and Fox affiliates.

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral arguments to decide whether former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's (R-TX) name must remain on the Texas ballot as the Republican candidate in the state's 22nd congressional district.

More from the Houston Chronicle. LINK

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) delivers a major policy address on rural issues at 12:00 pm ET in Lockport, NY. She also joins in hosting a Pfizer-sponsored conference in Buffalo, NY intended to enable New York state's emerging biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to familiarize themselves with Pfizer's Research & Development pathways and external relationships.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) participates in a 6:00 pm ET roundtable with British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the Port of Long Beach on ways that California, Great Britain, and individual companies can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (The Wall Street Journal Notes the lack of participation from the White House). LINK

Former President Bill Clinton makes remarks on the role of schools in promoting healthy eating and physical activity in Little Rock, AR. He then heads to the left coast. On the heels of Katherine Lister's dramatic shift from Sen. Maria Cantwell's Senate staff to her campaign staff, Mr. Clinton touts Sen. Cantwell's work "putting Washington first" at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center at 8:30 pm ET.

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) discusses a "common-ground" approach to preventing unintended pregnancy at the Center for American Progres at 12:30 pm ET.

Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) pushes his health care plan at a 12:00 pm ET Faneuil Hall speech in Boston. Per Kerry spokesgal Amy Brundage, "Kerry will stick to his guns on health care, refusing to walk the timid path of Washington incrementalism, and instead fighting to guarantee universal health care by 2012, starting immediately with all of America's children, and putting soaring health care costs first and foremost on the agenda."

Sen. Kerry will characterize the Republican "failure" on health care as a "slow-motion Katrina." For more, check out his op-ed in today's Boston Globe: LINK

Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), the point man for Senate Democrats on national security, addresses the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies on "Iraq: The Road Ahead" at 6:00 pm ET.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich addresses the Young Americas Foundation convention at 1:00 pm ET. LINK

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) stumps for the no-longer anonymous Lt. Gov. Michael Steele in Owings Mills, MD. LINK

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