SNEAK PEEK: Al Gore - Nobel Peace Prize?

Early early Friday morning, when the only politicos awake in the U.S. are hardworking, never-sleeping campaign press secretaries, Al Gore may find out he has hit the 2007 trifecta – Oscar, Emmy and Nobel Peace Prize.

The former Vice President will be in California Friday for meetings with the Alliance for Climate Protection.

Tivo Alert! Have the coffee maker set and lay out your clothes tonight so you can focus all of your attention on ABC News' Jake Tapper's exclusive interview with Rudy Giuliani airing Friday on Good Morning America.

The former mayor talks about Mitt's "mistake" on consulting lawyers on Iran, being personally attacked by the Clinton campaign and whether he would do more to catch Osama bin Laden.

Barack Obama keeps hammering away on his fellow Democrats by marking the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war authorization vote with a speech at Drake University in Des Moines Friday morning. In an email to supporters Thursday, Obama calls it "a dark day" and a "bad vote" for the Democratic Party and for the country.

"Too many Democrats followed the politics of the moment and voted to let George Bush invade Iraq," Obama says in the e-mail. "And now we're seeing history repeat itself as the drumbeat builds for a war with Iran. It's going to take your personal involvement to stop the march to the next war, just as it's going to take your commitment to stop the one raging now."

Hillary Clinton launched her own volley in the back-and-forth on Iran and for the first time invoked Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., a top Obama backer, in defending a recent vote she cast in the Senate, ABC News' Eloise Harper and Teddy Davis report.

"It wasn't just me," said Clinton in explaining her recent vote in favor of the Kyl-Lieberman amendment. "One of Senator Obama's principal supporters, his colleague from Illinois, Senator Durbin, who voted against the '02 resolution, voted with me to impose sanctions on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. So did Senator Levin, who also did not vote for the '02 resolution, so I know that some of my opponents are really trying to misrepresent this and that is their right to try to do that."

Clinton sat down with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and went further: "I think people have either misunderstood or decided to misrepresent the meaning of that vote," Clinton said. "I believe in using pressure and sanctions as a tool of diplomacy, and that includes against the Iranian Revolutionary Guard."

(And check out the comment Beth Fouhy of the AP got from Howard Wolfson and the "retort" from Bill Burton: )

"Take me out to the ballgame…for a small campaign donation" ABC News' Donna Hunter reports that two lucky baseball fans will get the opportunity to take in Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park with Chris Dodd, a self-professed life-long Red Sox fan. A donation of just $20.04 (representing the Red Sox World Series win in 2004) enters your into the raffle for the tickets. If you can't afford to donate to the campaign, the campaign says you can still enter the drawing by recruiting 24 friends to sign up at the Dodd campaign website.

The Red Sox play the Cleveland Indians for the American League pennant – will Dodd still hold up his end of the bargain if the two lucky winners turn out to be supporters from Shaker Heights, OH?

On the campaign trail…


--8:10 am ET: Delivers remarks to the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia and Greater Columbia Association of Realtors, Columbia, SC

--1:30 pm ET: Major endorsement announcement at Doubletree Hotel, Charleston, SC

--6:00 pm ET: Visits with local residents, Spanish Fort, AL

--8:00 pm ET: Attends fundraiser reception and dinner, Mobile, AL


--1:30 pm ET: Speaks at the Nevada Federation of Republican Women town hall at the John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, NV --2:30 pm ET: Media availability

--3:30 pm ET: Speaks to the Conservative Leadership Conference at John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks, NV


--10:00 am ET: Media availability at GOP birthplace, Crawfordsville, IA

--Meet and greet at Shirley's Coffee shop, Crawfordsville, IA

--11:45 am ET: Attends the Genesis Health Care Forum, Davenport, IA

--1:05 pm ET: Media availability

-- 6:45 pm ET: Attends town hall meeting at the Congregational Church of Amherst, Amherst, NH


--Fundraising in Tennessee


--1:00 pm ET: Attends Luncheon hosted by Greater Des Moines Committee on Foreign Relations, Des Moines, IA

--1:20 pm: Delivers his speech on Iraq

--1:40 pm: media availability


--No public events scheduled


-- 11:00 am ET: Press conference in front of Women's Choice Center, Bettendorf, IA


No public events scheduled


--10:00 am ET: Participates in the Washington Post Online Discussion

--7:00 pm ET: Interview with The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer PBS

-- 7:30 pm ET: Attends a private fundraiser, New York, NY

And on the Democratic side…


--no public events scheduled


--11:30 am ET: Delivers speech marking 5th anniversary of Congressional vote for war in Iraq at Drake University, Des Moines, IA

--1:15 pm ET: Attends town hall meeting at Warren County Fairgrounds, Indianola, IA

--4:15 pm ET: Attends town hall meeting at Newton YMCA, Newton, IA

--7:00 pm ET: Attends a fundraiser at UAW Local 893, Marshalltown, IA


--No public events in NC

ELIZABETH EDWARDS --9:00 am ET: attends community meeting at the Des Moines Area Community College, Newton, IA


--8:00 am ET: Holds a Presidential job interview for the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Salem, NH

--9:30 am ET: Makes guest appearance on the Politics and Eggs Candidate Series at the Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH

--3:30 pm ET: Attends the Clean Air-Cool Planet Energy and Climate Solutions Conference, Manchester, NH

--5:45 pm ET: Holds a Presidential job interview at Somersworth High School, Somersworth, NH

--7:00 pm ET: Attends the Portsmouth Democrats Banquet, Portsmouth, NH


--Attending to Congressional Duties for Ohio's 10th District


-- 10:30 am ET: Letters from Nuremberg book signing at Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, IA

-- 1:30 pm ET: Attends "Results Matter" Community Forum at VFW Post 788, Cedar Rapids, IA

--3:45 pm ET: Attends "Results Matter: Community Forum at Kirkwood Community College, Vinton, IA

--6:00 pm ET: Attends Community Irish Stew Supper at Jameson's Public House, Waterloo, IA

--7:30 pm ET: Attends Blackhawk County Democrats' Candidate Forum and Fundraiser at West High School, Waterloo, IA


--1:00 pm ET: Holds joint event with Sen. Brownback to discuss the Biden-Brownback –Boxer Amendment, Des Moines, IA

--7:30 pm ET: Participates in the Black Hawk County Democrats Presidential Forum at West High School, Waterloo, IA


--No public events scheduled


--3:00 PM ET: Rules and Bylaws Committee (RBC) will meet Friday via conference call to consider proposed 2008 state Delegate Selection Plans from 12 states and U.S. territories (Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, Connecticut, Guam, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Rhode Island, South Dakota and the Virgin islands)


--10:55 am ET: Attends RNC luncheon, Pinellas Park, Fla. Closed press.


ABC News' Nitya Venkataraman: "Could Nobel Nod Spur Gore's '08 Run?"LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Ann-odyne"LINK

ABC News' Ann Compton: "Bush to Meet Publicly With Dalai Lama"LINK

ABC News' Jennifer Parker: "Caucus-Goers Prepare for Early Iowa Caucus"LINK

ABC News' Sunlen Miller:Obama: "War Vote Anniversary a 'Dark Day'LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Romney Surpasses Steve Forbes' Self-Funding Pace"LINK

ABC News' Jared Wiener: "Get to Know Fred Thompson"LINK

POLITICAL VIDEO ON ABCNEWS.COM Gore Doc Comes Under Fire U.K. judge says "Inconvenient Truth" can't be shown to students without context.LINK

Who is Fred Thompson? Charles Gibson talks with Fred Thompson about his family and acting career.LINK

On the Ground With Petraeus in Iraq Efforts to win hearts and minds feel a lot like an American political campaign.LINK

Supporters Push Gore for President A group of Al Gore fans is determined to get him to enter the 2008 race.LINK

Obama Marks 5 Year War Vote Anniversary Obama releases an ad reminding the voters he did not vote for the war.LINK

Headline Democrat Top Contenders Pull Out of Michigan Primary Democrats drop out of the primary. LINK

Supporters Push Gore for President A group of Al Gore fans is determined to get him to enter the 2008 race.LINK

Obama Marks 5 Year War Vote Anniversary Obama releases an ad reminding the voters he did not vote for the war. LINK

Headline Democrat Top Contenders Pull Out of Michigan Primary Democrats drop out of the primary.LINK