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The big focus looking forward is Monday's YouTube debate.

All eight Democratic candidates -- even the ones who have been called "not serious" -- will be on hand. The debate, which will be moderated by CNN's Anderson Cooper, gets underway at 7:00 pm ET. The public has until Sunday to submit questions.

Submit your question here: LINK

As you make your way down to Charleston, S.C., pick up a copy of Vogue's August issue for a profile of Hillary Clinton's "master of the velvet no."

"Huma Abedin has the energy of a woman in her 20s, the confidence of a woman in her 30s, the experience of a woman in her 40s, and the grace of a woman in her 50s," says Clinton of her traveling chief of staff. "She is timeless, her combination of poise, kindness, and intelligence are matchless, and I am lucky to have had her on my team for a decade now."

(The profile, which includes a photo of her posing in a Vera Wang "Lavender Label jersey dress with beaded belt," answers any questions you may have had about her progression from Ann Taylor to Chanel).

Until then, here are a few key schedule items to focus on:

Saturday highlights:

The Angler takes over!

Vice President Cheney becomes the acting president of the United States on Saturday when President Bush goes under anesthetic for a colonoscopy. LINK

AFSCME Iowa Council 61 hears from Elizabeth Edwards at 8:30 am ET, Chris Dodd at 1:00 pm ET, and Barack Obama at 8:00 pm ET.

While Mrs. Edwards is in Iowa, John Edwards delivers the 8:15 pm ET keynote address at the Louisiana Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Baton Rouge.

Mitt Romney holds five town-hall meetings, tours a hydrogen energy center, and holds a media availability at 11:50 am ET.

John McCain heads to New Orleans where he picks up his first public endorsement since the campaign shake-up.

Rudy and Judi Giuliani host a closed press retreat for donors in New York City.

Sunday highlights:

Romney delivers 8:00 am ET remarks to the Republican National Hispanic Assembly convention's prayer breakfast at the Hotel Palomar in Washington, D.C. Romney then heads to New Hampshire where he holds his first Granite State media availability since Obama accused him of trying to score "cheap political points" in a New Hampshire AP interview.

La Raza's convention in Miami hears from Clinton and Obama at 11:00 am ET and 1:30 pm ET, respectively. The Democratic '08ers deliver remarks and take questions.

Monday highlights:

In addition to the 7:00 pm ET Democratic debate discussed above, Rudy Giuliani talks energy in San Francisco, McCain speaks in Michigan, and Fred Thompson raises money in Alabama.

POLITICAL STORIES ON ABCNEWS.COM:

ABC News' Rick Klein Reports: "Sununu: Bush Not Welcome in NH" LINK

ABC News' Jon Garcia and Ann Compton Report: "President Bush to Undergo Colonoscopy" LINK

ABC News' Kate Snow Reports: "Bill Clinton: U.S. Must Not Ignore Africa" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: "Hillary Versus the Pentagon" LINK

ABC News' A'Melody Lee Reports: "Kerry Rhyme Takes Aim at Vitter" LINK

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