The Note's Sneak Peek

In his first Sunday show interview since his immigration bill stalled in the Senate, John McCain sat down in Iowa with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Friday.

Asked about Newt Gingrich's Friday comments at AEI that McCain's work on immigration poses a bigger hurdle in getting the GOP nomination than Rudy Giuliani's support for abortion rights, McCain said, "He may be right, for all I know, but I went there to do the hard things. I went there to do something. The easiest thing for me to do is go there and say, 'no,' to things."

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And be sure to tune in on Sunday for Stephanopoulos' wide-ranging interview with McCain.

Saturday politics:

McCain continues campaigning in the Iowa, just a few days after announcing that he will not compete in the Iowa Republican Party's August Straw poll.

Tom Tancredo speaks on illegal immigration at a 7:30 pm ET town a hall meeting in Clear Lake.

On the Democratic side, Barack Obama appears in Dubuque, Iowa, at 12:00 pm ET, where he will be interviewed by ABC News' David Wright. Obama then heads to Los Angeles to raise coin. His supporters across the nation, meanwhile, spend their Saturday morning going door-to-door on behalf of the "turn-the-page" candidate.

Hillary Clinton attends a 10:00 am ET forum sponsored by the AFL-CIO in Detroit. Bill Clinton speaks at the commencement ceremony at Iowa State University right on the heels of a Friday speech to Harvard students.

John Edwards is in New Hampshire for the fourth Annual DemocracyFest at the Wayfarer Inn in Bedford. Edwards stays for a community BBQ on the green in Franklin at noon, and a 3:00 pm ET town hall meeting in Exeter.

If you missed Friday's Christian Science Monitor breakfast with Democratic strategist Bob Shrum, the former Edwards adviser does not understand from a political standpoint why his former client is making a big point of arguing that the U.S. is not in a war on terror. "Why do we want to have that fight?" asked Shrum.

Bill Richardson raises coin in Los Angeles, the city he chose to announce his presidential bid.

Chris Dodd campaigns in Iowa with meetings in Waterloo, Waverly, and Mason City.

Dennis Kucinich is in Arizona in the morning and then goes to Tipps Thai Cuisine in Las Vegas at 7:00 pm ET.

On Sunday:

McCain's interview with George Stephanopoulos, which was taped in Iowa on Friday, airs on "This Week."

Mitt Romney appears on Fox's "Hannity's America" at 9:00 pm ET.

Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Bill Richardson, and Dennis Kucinich are in California.

Obama meets Denver Broncos receiver David Terrell, who is a volunteer for the senator's campaign for president. Terrell's involvement to date has been to create a "Free Mind for Obama" T-shirt line and spread the word through a group of athletes and entertainers.

Edwards celebrates his 54th Birthday at home in North Carolina.

Dodd joins Republicans Duncan Hunter, Tommy Thompson and Tom Tancredo campaigning separately in Iowa .

Mike Huckabee raises money in Little Rock, Ark.


The Senate takes up a politically charged vote of no confidence on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

As speculation builds as to when Bill Clinton will begin formally campaigning for his wife in the Granite State, the former president attends the City Year convention in New Hampshire.

McCain, Romney, and Obama all raise coin on the Left Coast, while Edwards tries to make big money from his "Small Change for Big Change" campaign in Miami.

Dodd is in New York raising money.