10:54 a.m. (CDT): The President announces, on his way to a Wisconsin fundraiser for congressional candidate John Gard, that the arrests in London are "a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom, to hurt our nation."
12:26 p.m.: The RNC sends out a fundraising email penned by Rudy Giuliani saying "In the middle of a war on terror, we need to remain focused on furthering Republican ideas more than ever before. Please make your commitment felt with a financial contribution for $500, $250,$100, $50, $35 or $25 to the Republican National Committee today."
2:53 p.m.: Bush official celebrates the terror plot. The AFP reports,"'Weeks before September 11th, this is going to play big,' said another White House official, who also spoke on condition of not being named, adding that some Democratic candidates won't 'look as appealing' under the circumstances."
4:22 p.m.: The RNC follows with a statement attempting to elevate the war on terror above those who would crassly use it for politics sake: "On a day when American authorities are working with our allies to stop a global terror plot, instead of focusing on political attacks, we should focus on the fact that we are at war and need every tool to win the War on Terror."
President Bush has returned to his Crawford ranch and is scheduled to attend a Republican National Committee closed-press reception in Crawford, TX at 1:15 pm ET. RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman is expected to introduce the President. The event is expected to bring in $750,000 from the anticipated 350 attendees who will be munching on BBQ for lunch.
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) joins former U.S. Army Captain/Iraq veteran/Pennsylvania Democratic congressional candidate Patrick Murphy for a press conference call to discuss the war in Iraq and their criticisms of incumbent Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick for failing to offer a new strategy on the issue. The call is scheduled to take place at 10:30 am ET.
DNC Chairman Howard Dean joins prominent California Democrats -- California Democratic Party chairman Art Torres, Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), Mayor Gavin Newsom, and others - at a rally for gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides in San Francisco, CA at 1:00 pm ET.
Gov. Mitt Romney makes his postponed-from-yesterday announcement about the Commonwealth's energy needs at 11:30 am ET in Boston, MA.
This week on C-SPAN's "Road to the White House," Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) delivers the keynote address at the Republican Party of Iowa Chairman's Dinner. The event was held in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, July 29. You can catch the always must-watch show at 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm ET/PT.
Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) joins Democratic congressional candidate John Cranley for a 2:00 pm ET press conference in Cincinnati, OH on implementing all the 9/11 Commission recommendations. Prior to the press conference, Bayh will attend a Cranley fundraiser.
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) holds his second online listening session today at 2:00 pm ET to answer any questions listeners might have about a range of issues. His first session in March of this year discussed NSA spying, Iraq, health care, and energy independence, and was very similar to the listening sessions he holds throughout his home state of Wisconsin each year.