The President also has a 9:00 am ET meeting at the White House with Alan Garcia Perez, the president of Peru.
Sen. John McCain plans to hold an 11:00 am ET press conference in Southfield, MI to discuss North Korea's reported test of a nuclear device, and to reemphasize the need for a strong American national defense. The presser will take place immediately following a town hall event he is holding with Mike Bouchard, the Republican running against Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).
DSCC Chair Chuck Schumer (D-NY) plans to hold a 2:30 pm ET conference call with reporters on North Korea. According to the DSCC's Phil Singer, the call "focuses on how the North Korea development raises serious questions for Repubs on why they haven't pressured the White House to articulate a strategy for dealing with North Korea or demanded that the White House come up with a plan for victory in Iraq that enables the nation to deal with burgeoning threats like the one in North Korea or backed Democratic efforts to enhance our ability to detect nuclear weapons if they are smuggled through the ports. . ."
Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) attends a breakfast for Democrat Carol Shea-Porter, who is running against Rep. Jeb Bradley (R-NH), from 9:00 am - 11:00 am ET at the home of Jane and Curtis Hoffman in Rye, NH. Murtha later stumps for Democrat Peter Welch, who is running against Republican Martha Rainville at 12:30 pm ET in Burlington, VT.
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) hosts an event with Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, the Democratic candidate for governor, at a residence in New York.
Former Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker and Rep. Harold Ford Jr. debate at 7:00 pm ET at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, TN. On Monday, the Corker campaign circulated comments from Ford in which he said following Saturday's Memphis debate, "I ain't gonna be as nice on Tuesday in Chattanooga."
Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R-NY) was due to speak at an ABNY Breakfast with Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) at the Hilton at 8:15 am ET in Manhattan, before going to Brooklyn to keynote a Department of Correction Graduation Ceremony at 10:00 am ET. He returns to Manhattan for speeches at the New York Information Technology Center at 5:00 pm ET and an exhibit opening at the American Institute for Architects New York Chapter at 5:45 pm ET.
U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Mark Kennedy (R-MN) holds a rally with Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), Senator David Vitter (R-LA), and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK). In the evening, Kennedy squares off against Democrat Amy Klobuchar in a 7:00 pm ET debate at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.
Gubernatorial candidate John Faso (R-NY) attends a fundraiser hosted by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the St. Regis Hotel at 5:30 pm ET in New York City.
Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) discusses education and healthcare at a leadership summit on race hosted by the New Detroit Coalition at the Detroit Marriot Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI at 12:00 pm ET.