The former Peace Corps volunteer is expected to quote former Secretary of State Colin Powell as saying "there's a sense that 'the world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism.'" Sen. Dodd, whose father was the number two prosecutor for the United States at the Nuremberg trials, is also expected to say: "It is impossible to imagine a John Kennedy or a Bill Clinton - - or even a Ronald Reagan - - signing that shameful torture bill that our President signed into law a month ago."
Gov. Tom Vilsack (D-IA) delivers a speech on "Energy Choices for the New Century" at 9:30 pm ET at the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder, CO.
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) is expected to speak on the Senate floor today regarding what he sees as the "moment for change in Iraq" and, according to a Kerry aide, will emphasize that "bipartisanship is actions taken, not words spoken." Kerry plans to continue to make the case that deadlines are needed to force a change in Iraq. The Massachusetts Senator also holds a conference call to discuss the agenda for the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship which he chairs at 4:45 pm ET.
Sen. Kerry's former running mate, former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC), signs copies of his new book at the Borders in the Annapolis Mall at 12:30 pm ET.
Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) attends the Summit Business Person's Luncheon at 12:45 pm ET at the Church at Pinnacle Hills.
House Armed Services Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) holds a news conference to report on a trip to Iraq by Gold Star Families at 10:00 am ET at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC.
Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) and members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus held a closed meeting with former Sen. George McGovern to discuss his strategy to remove U.S. troops from Iraq by June at 8:00 am ET.
The Warner Theatre hosts an 8:00 pm ET discussion entitled "An Evening with Rush Limbaugh."
The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne speaks at Harvard University on "The Making of Democracy 2006: How the New Media and the Old Media Could Live Together Happily and Enhance Public Life."
Hoyer v. Murtha:
"Pelosi Splits Democrats With Push For Murtha," blares the Washington Post's front page. LINK
The New York Times writes up the division within the Democratic ranks over the majority leader election and a giddy Rep. Ray LaHood (R-IL) observing. LINK
The New York Post's editorial page seems pretty giddy too. LINK
After first reminding readers of Rep. Pelosi's priority agenda item to pass ethics reform, the Los Angeles Times keys off the Taxpayers for Common Sense report and writes of Reps. Murtha and Hoyer's ranking as top earmarkers in Congress and the campaign contributions they have received by those who have benefited from those earmarks. LINK
The Hill on "Dem Division and Dismay." LINK
More from the Philadelphia Inquirer: LINK
And the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: LINK
Bob Novak writes a column for the time capsule and opines that Pelosi's backing of Murtha has Democrats worried; he also argues that Pelosi's "personal pique" was evident in opposing her "rival diva" from California, Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), as chair of the House Intelligence Committee. LINK