The Note: Brutal Honesty

As for the man who still holds the job all the aforementioned seek, President Bush delivers 10:00 am ET remarks on the global war on terrorism, focusing on Afghanistan, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

ABC News' Karen Travers reports that "the President will not announce any new policy but the White House is pitching this as a 'substantive speech' about a 'major front in the global war on terrorism.'"

"His remarks are scheduled to last approximately 50 minutes."

"The speech is hosted by the American Enterprise Institute. There will be 450 people in the audience, including 150 members of the diplomatic corps, 40 Senators and Members of Congress and invited guests of AEI."

"The speech will be a 'comprehensive overview' of where the U.S. has been and where it is going in the war on terror. A 'significant amount' of the speech will be devoted specifically to Afghanistan."

President Bush plans to welcome members of the Congressional Black Caucus to the White House for a meeting at 2:40 pm ET, per ABC News' Ann Compton.

The House of Representatives meets at 10:00 am ET to continue debate on the Iraq war resolution.

Attempting to set the terms of debate before heading into the President's Day week-long congressional recess. . .

The Senate Democratic leadership (Reid, Durbin, Schumer, and Murray) holds a 10:30 am ET pad & pen session with reporters.

The Senate Republican leadership (McConnell, Kyl, Cornyn, and Ensign) highlight their goals on camera at 12:30 pm ET in the Senate Radio/TV gallery.

Former Vice President Al Gore and Live 8 Producer Kevin Wall announce a global climate crisis campaign and concert at 12:30 pm ET at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA. When asked, Gore will say he has no plans to run for president, and then 148 reporters will e-mail/call Mike Feldman.

Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) holds a 7:00 pm ET fundraiser and rally at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA.

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), fresh off an Imus appearance, pays a 10:30 am ET visit to Meals on Wheels in Nashua, NH, and has a 12:15 pm ET lunch with New Hampshire Senate Democrats in Concord, NH. The Senator then speaks at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard at 2:45 pm ET in Kittery, ME, and attends in a 4:15 pm ET meet-and-greet in Portsmouth, NH.

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) plans to attend the Senate Armed Services Committee 9:30 am ET hearing on military readiness with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway. At 10:15 am ET, Clinton plans to join Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) to host "a celebration of the enactment of legislation requiring that a statue of Sojourner Truth be placed permanently in the United States Capitol."

Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) participates in the AARP's health conference at 11:00 am ET at the Reagan Trade Building. He then joins an 11:30 am ET forum on climate change at the Russell Senate Building, and later holds a 1:30 pm ET discussion on Iraq at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.

Former Gov. Tom Vilsack (D-IA) appears on NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno", airing at 11:30 pm ET. (Gov. Vilsack plans to hold a 9:30 pm ET conference call with reporters at the conclusion of his taping with Leno.)

First Lady Laura Bush participates in an 11:00 am ET discussion on malaria control in Africa, sponsored by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.

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