The Note: Baker - Forever

On Tuesday, President Bush meets with Big 3 automakers at the White House before flying to Russia and then Singapore with FLOTUS Laura Bush. He returns on November 21st. At 6:00 pm ET, Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) delivers the 2006 Albert H. Gordon Lecture at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. CBS News' Bob Schieffer speaks at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC at 8:30 am ET. Former House Majority Leaders Dick Armey (R-TX) and Dick Gephardt (D-MO) attend a DLA Piper luncheon discussion on the implications of the 2006 elections at 12:00 pm ET in Washington, DC.

On Wednesday, Hotline editor Chuck Todd moderates a briefing on post-election Hotline/Diageo polls at the Watergate in Washington, DC at 8:15 am ET.

On Thursday, Sen. McCain plans major speeches to the Federalist Society and to GOPAC. The First Couple attends events in Singapore with the Prime Minister and President of Singapore. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice travels to Vietnam and Indonesia. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich discusses "Work over Welfare" at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC at 9:00 am ET. Gingrich also speaks at the GOPAC Fall Member Charter Meeting at the Mandarin Hotel in Washington DC. Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH) and Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) participate in the AIDS Institute's 2006 national Awards Reception at 5:30 pm ET. Rep Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) participates in a news conference for Mental Health America. At 7:00 am ET, the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC holds a conference titled, "New Thinking in International Trade: National Strategies to Build Comparative Advantage," which will be keynoted by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Jeff Bingaman (D-NM).

The National Defense University Foundation holds its annual "American Patriot Award Gala" at 6:30 pm ET in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC honoring former Sen. John Glenn (D-OH). Participants include Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and former Sen. William Cohen (R-ME).

On Friday, the First Couple travels to Vietnam where they meet with their President and Prime Minister for the first time. The NGA hosts a seminar for new governors at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV to welcome newly elected governors. Participants include NGA Chair Gov. Janet Napolitano (D-AZ), Vice Chair Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), and Gov. Joe Manchin (D-WV).

Sen. Arlen Specter and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff speak at the Federalist Society's 2006 National Lawyers Convention. Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) attends a 12:30 pm ET discussion at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC titled "A Federal Role in Closing the Graduation Gap."

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