The Note: Throat Clearing

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, will conduct a DoD news briefing at 11:00 am ET in the DoD Briefing Room.

White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan will gaggle off-camera at 9:45 am ET and do a more detailed repeat performance — avec lights/camera/action — at the 12:40 p.m. ET briefing.

Paul Wolfowitz has his first full day on the job today as President of the World Bank.

Sen./Dr./Leader Frist (R-TN) keynotes at the Department of Health Care Policy Fifth Annual Marshall J. Seidman Lecture at the Harvard Medical School at 1:30 p.m. ET in Boston, MA.

The talk is titled "Bioterrorism and the Rise of Infectious Disease: Combating the Greatest Global Threat of the 21st Century." (Let's see John McCain do THAT!!!)

Gov. John Lynch (D-NH) and Gov. John Baldacci (D-ME) will attend a 'Save the Shipyard' rally and join with the New Hampshire and Maine Congressional delegations for a meeting with commissioners from the Base Realignment and Closure Commission. The rally begins at 10:00 am ET and the (closed press) meeting with the BRAC commissioners is expected to begin at 11:00 am ET. There will be a 3:30 p.m. ET press availability.

At 4:30 p.m. ET today, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld holds an honor cordon to welcome Minister of Defense of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Jovan Manasievski to the Pentagon.

Los Angeles Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa addresses a Campaign for America's Future rally at 2:00p.m. ET in Washington, DC. At 1:00 p.m. ET, liberal media groups launch the conference's "progressive radio row."

At 3:45 p.m. ET, AFL-CIO political director Karen Ackerman, Celinda Lake, Donna Brazille, and Eli Pariser strategize for a new progressive majority. At 7:00 p.m. ET, luminaries honor John Kenneth Galbraith, Ellen Malcolm, and others for their contributions to the cause.

In East Windsor, NJ at 1:00 p.m. ET, Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) will detail his plan for property tax relief for New Jersey.

The Scripps Howard News Service hosts the 78th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee today and tomorrow.

Deep Throat revealed: news of day:

The Vanity Fair story that started it all: LINK

The Washington Post wisely chose David Von Drehle to write the paper's must-read Deep Throat lede-all, complete with Woodward interview, word of Woodward's book and inside-the-newsroom stuff. LINK

New York Times ' Purdum gets news-of-day duties for the New York Times and got to write this fairly high up: " . . . . The Post , which had guarded the secret as closely as the formula for Coca-Cola, suddenly found itself scrambling to deal with a monthly magazine's scoop of the final footnote to the biggest story in its history." LINK

"'It's been The Post 's story forever,' said Tom Wilkinson, an assistant managing editor of the paper, 'and you never like to see those things go to somebody else.'"

The Los Angeles Times ' Schmitt and Miller: LINK

USA Today 's Page and Memmott: LINK

Deep Throat revealed: Felt profiles and previous theorizing:

The Washington Post 's Dan Balz and R. Jeffrey Smith look at the career of W. Mark Felt and some of his possible motives for becoming the world's most famous informant. LINK

The Los Angeles Times ' T. Christian Miller writes that Felt and his cooperation with the press was a product of the time. LINK

David Johnston drew Felt profile duties for the New York Times. LINK

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