Newt in '08! The fallen House speaker continues his effort to revive his political viability with a stop today in New Hampshire, where he's speaking about health care.
Drip, drip, drip: The political world breathlessly awaits the latest installment in Scooter Libby's public squabble with Patrick Fitzgerald, the prosecutor probing the Valerie Plame leak. A filing by Fitzgerald last week claimed that Libby, formerly Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, told a grand jury that Bush authorized him to disclose classified information. Libby has until Wednesday to respond to Fitzgerald's latest bombshell.
Scandalmongers also await the press's first opportunity to question Bush about the revelation. After Monday's speech on Iraq at Johns Hopkins' School for Advanced International Studies? On a campaign trip to Iowa on Tuesday? With the Ghanaian president at the White House Wednesday? Questions will be asked—shouted, if necessary—but not necessarily answered.
It's Good Friday and Passover: Which means, of course, that the Federal Reserve releases its weekly report on assets and liabilities of commercial banks at 4:15 p.m.
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