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ABC News' Teddy Davis reports on Sen. McConnell's plan to paint Democrats as wanting to "unring the bell" on Iraq. LINK

After his star turn on Letterman, Sen. McCain is in Utah today with no public events on his schedule.

Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) has a packed Granite State schedule today. Romney participates in a 9:00 am ET community forum at the New Hampshire Community Technical College in Concord, NH. At 11:20 am ET he meets with local residents at Hollis Pharmacy in Hollis, NH. Gov. Romney then delivers the 12:15 pm ET keynote to the Nashua Chamber of Commerce Business Eminence Awards luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel in Nashua, NH. He will be available to the press at 5:45 pm ET before delivering 7:00 pm ET remarks for the Hampton/Derry/Portsmouth Lincoln Day Dinner at the Granite Rose in Hampstead, NH.

Sens. Barack Obama (D-IL) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) hold an 11:30 am ET news conference introducing "The Dignity for Wounded Warriors Act" at the U.S. Capitol.

The Federal Election Commission holds a 10:00 am ET meeting in Washington, DC to consider the Obama campaign's question of whether a campaign can raise funds for the general while retaining the option to return those funds if the candidate chooses to participate in the program at a later date.

Sen. Clinton (D-NY) plans to attend a 9:30 am ET Senate Armed Services Committee hearing focused on American efforts in Afghanistan.

Former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) holds a 6:00 pm ET rally at the Tivoli Student Center of the Metropolitan State College of Denver in Denver, CO, followed by a media availability.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) delivers an 8:00 pm ET speech to the Northern Virginia Society of Financial Services Professionals at the Ritz Carlton in McLean, VA.

Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM) holds a 6:30 pm ET press conference on crime fighting at Hobbs City Hall in Hobbs, NM.

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) holds an 11:15 am ET on camera press briefing at the Capitol.

The U.S. Senate holds a 3:00 pm ET members-only briefing on Iraq at the Capitol with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace.

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson delivers a noon ET address to the Economic Club of Washington at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

Spartanburg County Republicans in South Carolina hold their straw poll for the 2008 presidential primary, with poll results scheduled to be announced at about 9:40 pm ET on Fox News Channel. Of the "big three" Republican campaigns, the two which have worked the straw poll in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties hardest are Romney and McCain.

The McCain camp sent one letter from Attorney General Henry McMaster and made one automated call to McCain supporters in the area. Romney used a February 2005 speech in Spartanburg County as his initial step on the road to South Carolina's first-in-the-South presidential primary and has kept up his efforts since then.

First Lady Laura Bush travels to Midway Atoll, HA, including a tour of Eastern Island, a visit to the Albatross Reproduction Study Plot, and to the Hawaiian Monk Seal Captive Cares Project.

2008: must-reads:

1. Remember all those fond statements Newt Gingrich used to offer up about Sen. Clinton? No more.

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