The Note: Questionable Figures

Also Tuesday, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi holds a forum with members of the Democratic Women's Working Group. And the New Democratic Network relaunches itself, sort of. It introduces the New Politics Institute, which bills itself as a think tank for progressive politics. Virginia Gov. Mark Warner speaks to the Campaign for American Progress on education.

Wednesday, President Bush's schedule is TBD. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour guests at a fundraiser for Terri Lynn Land, a Secretary of State candidate, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gov.

Thursday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote on the confirmation of John Bolton to be U.N. Ambassador. (Chairman Dick Lugar yesterday predicted Bolton would pass his committee by a party line vote.)

The "Conservative Movement Salutes Tom DeLay" at the Washington Hilton, sponsored by the American Conservative Union.

President Bush has a CAFTA event with the presidents of Costa Rica, the Dominican Republican, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Newt Gingrich begins a two-day swing through Iowa, with stop at Sioux City, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Fundraisers and book signings and private meetings are on the agenda. DNC Chairman Howard Dean holds a fundraiser in Oklahoma. The Young America's Foundation Freedom Fest kicks off in Las Vegas and continues through Sunday.

Friday, President Bush speaks to the National Association of Realtors in Washington, DC, which is quite interesting in light of the Page A-1 article in the Wall Street Journal about the Department of Justice's plans to sue the group for alleged anti-trust violations. The N.A.R is a political behemoth, and is increasingly threatened by online websites like Craigslist.

Also Friday, Bush visits with the 2004 NCAA champions. Sen. John McCain delivers the 2005 commencement address at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Saturday, McCain delivers the commencement address at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Saturday, the Massachusetts State Democratic Party convention kicks off in Lowell, and Howard Dean is among the invitees. The delegates will debate a platform endorsing gay marriage. In Chicago, the DNC's commission on presidential nomination timing and scheduling meets at the O'Hare Hilton.

Sunday, President Bush speaks at the annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol. Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee delivers the commencement address at the University of Arkansas and Fayetteville.

President Bush in Eastern Europe:

The Washington Post's Peter Baker Notes the change in protocol on President Bush's visit to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, putting aside the customary press conference or speech in an effort to give Putin the floor on the 60th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany and dial back the testy back-and-forth of recent days regarding Soviet authoritarian rule in Eastern Europe after World War II. LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Wallsten and David Holley portray the Bush-Putin meeting as the end of a feud that emphasizes the personal chemistry between the two. LINK

On Sunday, Baker wrapped President Bush's comments on the legacy of World War II in Eastern Europe, saying that the U.S. is in part responsible for the division of the continent and promised that the trade of freedom for stability would never happen again. LINK

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