The Note: Winter's Tale

The events kicks off with a Friday night cocktail reception honoring John Bolton at 6:00 pm ET and a "Night Owl Session" on the state of conservatism with Kate O'Beirne, Kathryn Lopez, Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham and Mona Charen.

On Saturday, Gingrich's speaks at 8:00 am ET, Jeb Bush's delivers remarks at 12:00 pm ET and Romney delivers the dinner address at 7:00 pm ET. On Sunday, Snow addresses the summit at a time tbd but likely sometime in the morning and Huckabee speaks at 10:00 am ET.

All speeches, workshops, and events are open to the media.

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Headlined "Romney talks tough on Iran," the Boston Globe's Thanassis Cambanis and Scott Helman report that the former governor's efforts to lobby Massachusetts to divest pension funds from companies that do business with Iran help "strengthen ties to American Jews." LINK

The AP on Romney's call for economic sanctions against Iran "at least as severe" to those against South Africa during apartheid period. LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin of Politico examine Rudy Giuliani's history from his aborted 2000 run for the Senate and wonder if history is repeating. LINK

(And now you can get the entire leaked 140-page Giuliani playbook online at politico.com.)

The New York Times follows yesterday's New York Post report that Rudy Giuliani plans to sell the investment bank division of his consulting business as he prepares for a White House run. LINK

2008: Republicans: Brownback:

CBN's fast-moving David Brody has an interview with Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) in which the Kansas Republican calls into question Romney's credentials as a social conservative.

"At times he's said different things on these issues," Brownback told CBN. "I think that's all going to come out during a long campaign." LINK

2008: Democrats:

Roll Call's Erin Billings examines the challenge faced by new the Democratic congressional leadership as they try to avoid the distractions that will come with a Senate full of presidential candidates. One Senate Democratic aide said, "With the New Hampshire primary about a year away, we could be looking at only a few months before presidential interests completely over take party priorities."

The Chicago Tribune's Jill Zuckman takes a look at the 2008 Democratic hopefuls jockeying for airtime before and after Bush's speech. LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

In the Forward, E.J. Kessler has Democratic strategist Steve Rabinowitz, a Clinton supporter, saying that while "sexy guy" Obama and Sen. "Biden -- 'an extremely well-known quantity' to Jews -- among others, would get 'a piece' of Jewish largesse, 'it just won't compare to what" Sen. Clinton "gets.'" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

On "Good Morning America," when ABC News' Robin Roberts asked Obama if his lack of foreign policy credentials will be a vulnerability in the presidential race, he mentioned his college major in response. Watch the video: LINK

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