SNEAK PEEK: With F.O.B.'s Like These

One Month Until the Iowa Caucuses

The Democratic '08ers -- minus Bill Richardson -- take part Tuesday in an audio-only debate sponsored by NPR and Iowa Public Radio.

Tuesday's debate, which gets underway at 2:00 pm ET in Des Moines, will be the first debate since slight changes in the Iowa horse race altered coverage in Barack Obama's favor.

It will also be Obama's first encounter with Hillary Clinton since his kindergarten years – and his character – have come under new scrutiny from Camp Clinton.

On Monday, Clinton criticized Obama for voting present, rather than "yes" or "no," on a number of contentious votes as a member of the Illinois state senate.

"A president can't vote 'present,'" said Clinton. ". . . instead of looking for political cover or taking a pass, we need a president who will take a stand. And stand there and do whatever is necessary for their country."

(Side Note: When Obama took a pass on a handful of controversial abortion votes, he did so with the explicit support of the president and CEO of Illinois Planned Parenthood. Pam Sutherland is now backing his presidential bid.)

If Clinton opens up on Obama's health care or Social Security proposals on Tuesday, look for him to invoke former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

Reich, a well-known F.O.B. from his days with Bill Clinton at Oxford and Yale, came to Obama's defense Monday in a blog posting entitled, "Why is HRC Stooping So Low?"

As for the Republicans on Tuesday, be sure to catch Mike Huckabee on Don Imus' new program and Ron Paul on "The View."

TiVo alert:

On Monday night, be sure to tune into Nightline. ABC's John Donvan spent the day on the trail with Mike Huckabee.

As for the Democrats. . .


--2:00 pm ET: Participates in the NPR/Iowa Public Radio Debate, Des Moines, Ia.


--10:00 am ET: Attends Keene State University Organizing for Change Event, Keene, NH.

--12:00 pm ET: Attends Claremont Organizing for Change Event, Claremont, NH.

--3:30 pm ET: President Clinton Attends Lebanon Organizing for Change Event, Lebanon, NH.


-- 2:00 pm ET: Participates in the NPR/Iowa Public Radio Debate, Des Moines, Ia.

-- 7:30 pm ET: Attends a rally, Grinnell, Ia.

-- 10:00 pm ET: Attends a rally, Iowa City, Ia.


--2:30 pm ET: Attends a Roundtable with Working Women in Portsmouth, NH.


-- 2:00 pm ET: Participates in the NPR/Iowa Public Radio Debate, Des Moines Ia.

-- 6:00 pm ET: Holds a town hall meeting, Ames, Ia.


-- 2:00 pm ET: Participates in the NPR/Iowa Public Radio Debate, Des Moines, Ia.


-- 11:00 am ET: Has a Fire Fighters for Dodd event, Muscatine, Ia.

-- 2:00 pm ET: Participates in the NPR/Iowa Public Radio Debate, Des Moines, Ia.

-- 7:00 pm ET: Has a Fire Fighters for Dodd event, Davenport, Ia.


--2:30 pm ET: Attends Funeral of Corporal Clem Boody, Independence, IA.

--7:00 pm ET: Black Hawk County "Call Back Job Interview" in Waterloo, IA.


-- 9:00 am ET: Attends to 10th District Congressional duties

-- 2:00 pm ET: Participates in the NPR/Iowa Public Radio Debate, Des Moines, Ia.


-- 2:00 pm ET: Participates in the NPR/Iowa Public Radio Debate, Des Moines, Ia.

On the Campaign Trail. . .


--8:30 am ET: Telephone interview with Don Imus Radio Show.

--9:30 am ET: Hosts "Meet Mike Huckabee" coffee, Newton, IA.

--1:00 pm ET: Hold open house for Iowa campaign headquarters, Des Moines, IA.

--4:00 pm ET: Holds news conference to announce key endorsements, Des Moines, IA.

--5:30 pm ET: Interview on Scott Deace Radio Show, Des Moines.

--7:00 pm ET: Speaks at media dinner, Raccoon River Brewery, Des Moines, IA.


--9:00 am ET: Meets Windham Area Voters, Windham, NH.

--10:00 am ET: Meets with Rehrig-Pacific Employees and holds meeting, Raymond, NH.

--12:00 pm ET: Attends the Concord Rotary Club Luncheon and holds meeting in Concord, NH.

--4:45 pm ET: Meets with Meredith Area Voters, Meredith, NH.


--Meet and Greet at the Union Street Grille in Milford, NH.

--Meet and Greet at the Peterborough Diner in Peterborough, NH.

--Employee Town Hall Meeting at C&S Wholesale Grocers in Keene, NH.

--7:00 pm ET: Town Hall Meeting at David Cawley Middle School in Hooksett, NH.


--12:15 pm ET: Attends a Meet and greet in Spartanburg, SC.

--2:00 pm ET: Visits Blue Ridge Shooting Sport Store, Greer, SC.


--Guest on ABC's The View, check for local listings for times.

At the White House


-- 10:10 am ET: Holds a press briefing from the White House, Washington, D.C.

-- 12:15 pm ET: Attends an RNC luncheon


ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: "The Odds on Oprah's Influence"

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "How Low Will Clinton Stoop? Her Old Friend Asks"

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "The candidate of Latter-Day Saints"

ABC News' Kevin Chupka Reports: "Pro-Huckabee Push Polling Angers Iowans, Huckabee"

ABC News' David Wright and Eloise Harper Report: "Clinton Goes on the Attack in Iowa"

ABC News' Eloise Harper and David Wright Report: "Smoke on a Plane?"

ABC News' Bret Hovell Reports: "McCain to Imus: 'Welcome Back, Old Friend'

ABC News' Ann Compton Reports: "White House Congratulates Venezuelan People on Election "

ABC News' Martha Raddatz, Jonathan Karl, Luis Martinez and Kirit Radia Report: "NIE Report: Iran Halted Nuclear Weapons Program Years Ago"


Reid on NIE: 'I Asked For This' Sen. Reid discusses NIE report and Bush's 'stubborn' nature. LINK

Clinton Gears Up for the 'Fun Part' Sen. Clinton tells reporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa about her offensive strategy. LINK

Edwards Ad: 'Together' Edwards ad airing in NH blames poor healthcare on lobbyists and insurance cos. LINK

Bush Presses Congress on Funding Bush chides Congress for having "a year's worth of unfinished business." LINK

Larry Craig Faces More Accusations Eight men say they either had sex with or were propositioned by the senator. LINK

Chavez Suffers a Political Defeat The Venezuelan president has lost his bid to gain new powers. LINK

Romney to Talk Religion As poll shows Huckabee, Obama lead in Iowa, Romney plans speech on Mormonism. LINK

Putin's Push Russian national election could extend Putin's power. LINK

Clinton Faces Hostage Crisis Candidate shows her leadership style during New Hampshire's hostage situation. LINK

Imus Is Back The shock jock says he's changed since his "reprehensible remarks." LINK

One Student's Unique Iowa Access Atul Nakhasi, President of U . of Iowa Democrats, hosts events for candidates. LINK

Green Room: Candidate Condi? Backstage: George Will, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Peggy Noonan, Elisabeth Bumiller. LINK

Sunday Sound Top picks from the Sunday morning news programs. LINK

Huckabee on Faith, Immigration, Rivals Candidate on his rising campaign, experience and electability. LINK

Black-Brown Debate Democrats focus on minority issues in their latest face off. LINK

Most Influential Viral Videos The Webbys pick the most distinctive online videos in history. LINK

Giuliani in the Dog House, Again Republican candidate Rudy Giuliani accused of hiding security expenses. LINK

Heated Politics in Pakistan Our own Chris Cuomo exclusive with President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf. LINK