The Note's Sneak Peek

The newly protected Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is in New York City Thursday evening after taking care of Senate business on Wednesday. The senator's wife -- Michelle Obama -- is in New York Thursday for a closed press women's reception at the Harvard Club which started at 5:00 pm ET.LINK

On Friday, Obama remains in New York for closed press fundraisers.

Out in Reagan Country, all six-foot, six-inches of Fred Thompson offers reporters who went to Southern California for Thursday's GOP debate an irresistible opportunity on Friday to look at whether the Law & Order actor has the potential to shake-up the GOP race.

Thompson, who, according to Newsweek, was making calls on behalf of McCain's 2008 presidential campaign as recently as January, discusses "where the country is and where it could be" at an 11:30 pm ET Lincoln Club dinner in Newport Beach, Calif. For more click here: LINK

Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn., the Thompson supporter who just penned the foreword for "The Fred Factor," a forthcoming Thompson book by Steve Gill, tells ABC News that he thinks Thompson is on track to enter the race in early summer.

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, R-N.Y., talks about fiscal discipline during a 12:30 pm ET visit to Rexco Equipment in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., struts his New Economy know-how when he holds a 6:30 pm ET town hall meeting at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. He also attends private fundraisers in San Francisco at 2:30 pm ET and 4:00 pm ET as well as one at 9:00 pm ET in San Jose.

Romney stays in California for private fundraisers in Valencia and Fresno.

Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., goes to Muscatine and Davenport, Iowa.

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson, R-Wis., continues his Iowa-focused campaign with stops in Cedar Rapids, Grundy Center, and Clarkesville.

Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., attends a 2:30 pm ET private fundraiser in Green Valley, Ariz., and an 8:30 pm ET cookout in Hereford, Ariz.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is in New Hampshire on behalf of McCain. He delivers 5:30 pm ET remarks on a cruise of Romney's beloved Lake Winnipeasaukee.

On the Democratic side of the ledger, former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., helps with recovery efforts in New Orleans' 9th Ward at 10:00 am ET and takes an 11:00 am ET walking tour of the area's FEMA trailers with actor Danny Glover. He then delivers a 3:30 pm ET address to the National Conference of Black Mayors' convention at the Baton Rouge River Center.

Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., who took a swipe Thursday at Edwards on Iraq and McCain on immigration, is in the Hawkeye State for a 9:30 am ET kitchen-table discussion in Ottumwa and a 1:00 pm ET discussion at the Hy-Vee lunch counter in Vilsack's hometown of Mt. Pleasant. He then takes a 3:30 pm ET tour of the Tri-City Energy Biodiesel Plant in Keokuk with the city's mayor, David Gudgel, and ends his day with a 6:30 pm ET town hall meeting on jobs and energy at Keokuk's Iowa Hotel.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, attends a private fundraiser with his wife Elizabeth Kucinich in Los Angeles, Calif.

To help mark the 400th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement in America, Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynn Cheney visit Virginia's Jamestown. The Vice President delivers 10:15 am ET remarks and attends a 12:30 pm ET reception for Queen Elizabeth II at Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Va.

President Bush holds a 10:15 am ET meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the Oval Office, and delivers a 3:00 pm ET address commemorating Cinco de Mayo in the East Room.

Former President Bill Clinton delivers the 1:00 pm ET keynote address to the Kennedy School of Government's "Acting in Time" conference at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Mass.

Former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson delivers the keynote address to a 1:15 pm ET luncheon for the Log Cabin Republican Convention at the Marriott City Center Hotel in Denver, Colo. .