The Note: Faux-mentum?

"California Leads on Warming," editorial in Saturday's New York Times. LINK

Note to the New York Times: Former Gov. Gray Davis (D-CA), not Gov. Schwarzenegger, signed the Pavley bill aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from cars.

"Angelides Tries to Reassure the Rank and File," Los Angeles Times. LINK

"Hollywood Trio Endorses Governor," Los Angeles Times on the endorsements from Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and media mogul Haim Saban. LINK

"Screen gems," the Washington Times breaks down the star power supporting Gov. Schwarzenegger and challenger Phil Angelides. LINK

Politics of immigration:

"An Immigration Compromise?" The Wall Street Journal's editorial board saying mostly favorable things about the Pence-Hutchison bill. LINK


"Housing That Means Freedom," David Broder in Sunday's Washington Post. LINK

Broder Notes that President Bush has let the HOPE VI housing program, which provided much of the outside capital for Daley's initiative, lapse, and he has been trying to get rid of the Community Development Block Grant program, which also has been vital to Chicago's success.

"Welfare Changes A Burden To States," Washington Post on work rules that threaten study and health programs. LINK

"Arabic Speaker Discharged for Being Gay," ABC News' Jake Tapper and Scott McCartney on Sgt. Bleu Copas and the real reason behind his December 2005 discharge from the U.S. Army. LINK

Week ahead:

On Tuesday, four states – Colorado, Connecticut, Michigan, and Missouri – hold primary elections, but the Gang of 500 will really only focus on one race: Lieberman vs. Lamont.

Polls open at 6:00 am ET, close at 8:00 pm ET, and exits will be posted at LINK every 30 minutes beginning at 8:30 pm ET. Rep. McKinney also meets her showdown tomorrow, in a Georgia run-off.

Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) continues his statewide bus tour in Pennsylvania for the remainder of the week, ending next Monday, August 14.

On Thursday, President Bush participates in a tour of Fox Valley Metal-Tech in Green Bay, WI at 12:00 pm ET before making a statement on the economy at 12:35 pm ET. He attends a Gard for Congress reception at a private residence in Oneida, WI at 1:50 pm ET before returning to Crawford, TX.

Also on Thursday, two state Republican parties host campaign events: the South Carolina delegation honors its two Republican Senators – Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint – in Columbia, SC., and the Republican Party of Wisconsin hosts its "Countdown to Victory Reception" featuring Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) in Milwaukee, WI.

On Friday, President Bush attends an RNC reception at Broken Spoke Ranch in Crawford, TX at 1:15 pm ET. Also on Friday, Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) addresses the topic of education at the Politics and Eggs 2006 Issues Forum in Bedford, NH.

The President is due back at the White House on Sunday.

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