The Note: Taking the Fork

"The chief House proponents of a path to citizenship for illegal aliens yesterday also embraced stricter enforcement, arguing they need to move that direction if they hope to pass a bill this year," reports the Washington Times' Stephen Dinan. LINK

2008: House and Senate:

On a night when she was to attend a high dollar New York fundraiser, the NRCC hammered "The San Francisco Speaker," blogs Kate Phillip of the New York Times. LINK

Political potpourri:

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) believes it would be unconstitutional and will have "serious practical consequences" if a full House seat is given to D.C. and an additional "at-large" representative is given to Utah. LINK

Weekend politics:

After the SEIU forum on Saturday, Gov. Richardson makes 2:00 pm ET remarks to the National Convention of the Stonewall Democrats at the Riviera Hotel & Casino and then he attends a 3:45 pm ET block party at his Las Vegas campaign headquarters as well as a 10:00 pm ET keynote address to the Human Rights Campaign Dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

Sen. Dodd will be at a 9:30 am ET meet and greet of Henderson County Democratic Club members at Dragon Ridge Country Club in Henderson, NV.

Sen. Clinton heads from Nevada to San Diego and Los Angeles, CA for private campaign events. On Saturday, Vice President Cheney delivers 7:00 pm ET remarks at the Republican Jewish Coalition Leadership Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach in Lantana, Fl.

Sen. McCain presses on in the Granite State with a 10:30 am ET town hall meeting at the Plymouth Regional Senior Center in Plymouth, NH. His next town hall meeting will be at 1:30 pm ET which is being held at the VFW in Littleton, NH. He then attends the 7:00 pm ET Coos County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner in Berlin, NH.

Mayor Giuliani meets with supporters in Newport Beach, CA followed by a 8:30 pm ET press availability at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.

Gov. Huckabee will be in the Hawk Eye State where he will deliver 8:30 am ET remarks to area residents at the Treynor City Community Building in Treynor, IA. Next, Huckabee will seek support as he meets with area residents at 1:00 pm ET at Lucianos in Sioux, City, IA. He does the same thing at 3:30 pm ET in Le Mars, IA. Huckabee concludes his day of campaigning with 7:00 pm ET soup supper with GOP activists at the Sioux Golf & Country Club in Alton, IA.

On Sunday, Sen. Clinton will be on the Left Coast in San Francisco, CA for fundraising events. Sen. Obama hosts a reception at Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, FL at 12:30 pm ET.

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