The Note's Sneak Peek

Religious Democrats no longer have to feel like they are "in the closet" in their own party, says the Rev. Jim Wallis, the host of Monday's 7:00 pm ET Clinton-Obama-Edwards discussion on faith, values, and poverty.

The back-to-back Q&A sessions with the Democratic Party's top three presidential contenders takes place at The George Washington University and will be carried live on CNN. has a curtain-raiser: LINK

As for Tuesday. . .

Two days after Democrats held their second presidential debate at Saint Anselm College, the Republicans hold their third debate at the same New Hampshire college from 7:00-9:00 pm ET.

After ten Republicans fight for air time in the debate which will be co-sponsored by CNN, WMUR, and the Union Leader, the shadowy Fred Thompson appears on FNC's "Hannity & Colmes."

John McCain set the stage for Tuesday's debate by arguing in Coral Gables, Fla., on Monday that "doing nothing" on immigration is silent amnesty." The Romney camp responded by arguing that in reforming its immigration system, the United States must do so in a way that "guards against providing special incentives for those who show no regard" for the nation's immigration laws.

Before Tuesday's debate, McCain holds a 9:00 am ET town hall in Gilford, N.H.

Anti-illegal immigrant firebrand Tom Tancredo holds an 11:00 am ET press conference to announce the launching of the "Save America Campaign: Drive to Oust Republican senators who support the McCain-Kennedy-Bush Amnesty bill" at the Manchester field office of Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H.

Ron Paul appears on NHPR's The Exchange from 9:00 am -- 10:00 am ET.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is in Washington, D.C., with no public events on the same day that Carl Bernstein's new biography of her, "A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton," hits bookstores.

Barack Obama speaks at the Hampton University Ministers' Conference at 11:50 am ET. The event is billed as the nation's largest gathering of interdenominational African-American clergy and lay people and coincides with the launch of the senator's "People of Faith for Barack" website this weekend. LINK

Obama then heads to Nashville, Tenn., for his Nashville kick-off and a fundraiser.

John Edwards spends Tuesday in North Carolina with no public events.

One day after the indictment of Democratic Rep. William Jefferson, Scooter Libby's sentencing hearing in front of U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton takes place at 9:30 am ET

Senate Republicans hold their weekly closed press policy luncheon at 12:30 pm ET.

President Bush continues his European trip participating in a tour of the Gardens of Prague Castle in the Czech Republic.

Young Voter Strategies holds a 9:00 am ET briefing on "Winning Young Voters" at the National Press Club.