The Note: Impossible Schemes

Once again, the New York Times' Jim Rutenberg writes about rich and prominent New York Democrats supporting Michael Bloomberg, and once again he fails to get reaction from Maureen White, Howard Dean, and Denny Farrell. LINK

E.J. Dionne says the mayor of New York City is "roughly, 40 percent Giuliani and 60 percent Lindsay." LINK

Per the New York Times, Anthony Weiner is pro-faith based service delivery, LINK, and Thomas Ognibene admits his petitions are in jeopardy. LINK

San Diego voters head to the polls today in an attempt to get their city government back on course. LINK


The Columbus Dispatch's Mark Niquette moves the Noe coin investment controversy from the unaccounted for millions of dollars to the $12.6 million in expenses Noe charged the state. LINK

Other Tuesday schedule items:

The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science, and Technology meets at 9:00 am ET for a hearing on mass transit training in the aftermath of the London terrorist attacks. Later, at 4:00 pm ET, Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff joins the full Committee for a hearing on "The Secretary's Second-Stage Review: Rethinking the Department of Homeland Security's Organization and Policy Direction."

At 10:00 am ET, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to discuss the impact of energy trends in India and China on the U.S. The Committee meets again at 2:15 pm ET to consider the nomination of Karen Hughes to be undersecretary of state for public diplomacy.

At 10:00 am ET, Reps. John Lewis (D-GA), Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Melvin Watt (D-NC) join Sens. Harry Reid (D-NV), Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA) for a news briefing on the Voting Rights Act.

Democratic Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) holds a pen and pad only news briefing at noon ET.

At 10:30 am ET, Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-WI) joins John Walsh of "America's Most Wanted" for a rally promoting the Children's Safety Act.

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