On Tuesday, President Bush appears before Congress to fulfill his constitutional responsibility of from time to time delivering his State of the Union. Mr. Bush speaks at the US Capitol at 9 pm ET. The ABC News universe will cover his speech. Gov. Romney speaks at the Seventh Annual Herzliya Conference in Israel. The Senate Armed Services Committee has a confirmation hearing on Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, who is nominated to lead the multi-national force in Iraq. Former Vice President Al Gore delivers an address concerning climate change at Augustana College in Sioux Falls at 7:00 pm ET. Opening statements are expected in the Scotter Libby trial. Immediately after the President's address, Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) delivers the Democratic response, followed by the response given in Spanish by Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA).
On Wednesday, President Bush travels to Delaware to make remarks on energy and travels to Missouri for a roundtable on healthcare. Mr. Bush meets with the Incoming Commander for Nation International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan at the White House. The US Conference of Mayors begins at 9:30 am ET, and runs until Friday, at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will deliver remarks at the Nation Press Club luncheon in Washington, DC at 12:30 pm ET.
On Thursday, President Bush participates in a roundtable discussion on Healthcare initiatives at Sait Luke's East-Lee's Summit in Lee's Summit, Missouri. White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, in a conversation with Frank Sesno, will give a look inside the Bush White House at George Washington University on Thursday at 7:30 pm ET in Washington, DC.The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the current situation in Iraq. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing entitled "Iraq: Political Strategy." Duncan Hunter (R-CA) will formally declare his presidential candidacy at the Marriott Hotel in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Families USA holds its Health Action 2007 Conference Thursday at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. On the first of it's three day event, speakers will include Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) at 9:00 am ET, Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) at 12:30 pm ET, and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) at 2:45 pm ET.
On Friday, the National Review's Conservative Summit begins at 6:00 pm ET at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC, and runs through Sunday. Featured speakers will be several prominent conservatives, including, but not limited to former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), former Ambassador John Bolton, Robert Bork, and former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR).