The Note:


President Bush meets with British Prime Minister Tony Blair at 9:35 am ET in the Oval Office. There will be a press conference at 11:00 am ET at the White House following their meeting. ABC News will be carrying live coverage of the press conference across multiple platforms including the television network, ABC News Radio, and ABC News Now.

President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush participate in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the opening ceremony for the 2006 Christmas Pageant of Peace on the Ellipse in Washington, DC.

Vice President Dick Cheney presides over Dr./Sen./Leader Bill Frist's (R-TN) farewell speech on at 2:30 pm ET on the floor of the United States Senate. Sen. Frist plans to leave the chamber with his family after the speech.

Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds a press availability following the AFSCME board meeting at its headquarters in Washington, DC at 9:30 am ET. At 10:30 am ET, Pelosi is joined by incoming House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Rep. David Obey (D-WI) for an "end of session" news conference. She'll later join the outgoing Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) at a photo opportunity with Prime Minister Tony Blair at 12:20 pm ET at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. At 1:40 pm ET, Leader Pelosi holds a photo opportunity with members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM) speaks today at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall in Washington, DC at 11:45 am ET about his views on immigration calling the border fence "ridiculous" and promoting a "reasonable but tough" plan for immigrants to gain citizenship. The Hotline's Marc Ambinder and the Associated Press provide previews. LINK and LINK

Sen. Chris Dodd kicks off Harvard University's "Conversations with Kirkland" series at 4:30 pm ET. This will be the first of many conversations between students and potential 2008 presidential candidates.

Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) presents the annual Rostov Lecture on International Affairs at the John Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at 5:00 pm ET. Hagel will discuss Iraq and the greater Middle East.

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) attends the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing at 9:30 am ET to examine the Iraq Study Group report in room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building. She later joins Sen. Lieberman (I-CT) at a press conference to announce the launch of a nationwide television PSA campaign about video game ratings at 3:00 pm ET in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) is in South Korea.

DNC Chairman Howard Dean addresses the Party of European Socialists' Conference in Porto, Portugal and meets with Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriquez Zapatero of Spain.

Congressional candidate Christine Jennings (D-FL) holds a press conference with voters regarding the machine failure in Sarasota County at 11:00 am ET in the Sarasota County Judicial Center in Florida.

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