President Obama hitting the road today in Iowa pushing again his calls for an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts.
1150EDT -- Air Force One arrives Eastern IA Airport, Cedar Rapids, IA. POOL TAPE
1220EDT -- POTUS participates in roundtable meeting at the home of Jason and Ali McLaughlin, Cedar Rapids, IA. POOL TAPE
1245EDT -- FLOTUS sits down with "6 Latina moms, and chats about their lives, and key issues impacting today's Hispanic families" in Orlando, FL. STREAMING LIVE
Gov Mitt Romney back on the campaign trail today.. in Colorado.
1235EDT -- Holds town hall at Central High School, 550 Warrior Way, Grand Junction, CO. LIVE via LiveU
TBA EDT -- TBA event in Colorado Springs, CO. FNC TAPE (Campaign has not released details)
The Washington Post/ABC News has new polling out today suggesting - you guessed it - a deadlocked race.. 47% to 47%. Meantime in what they are calling the seven swing states, 41% say they'll vote based on Pres Obama's first term while 41% say they'll vote based on what he might do in the future.
Congress is going to be debating the health care overhaul (again)..
1000EDT -- The House meets for morning hr and 1200EDT for legislative business. Begin Consideration of H.R. __ - Repeal of Obamacare Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Eric Cantor / Energy and Commerce Committee / Ways and Means Committee / Education and the Workforce Committee) Expecting House debate on Health Care Repeal to last from Tuesday - Wednesday.
1000EDT -- The House Oversight and Govt Reform Health Care, District of Columbia, Census, and Natl Archives Subcmte holds a hearing on "Examining the Impact of Obamacare on Doctors and Patients." KS Lt. Gov Jeff Colyer, MD among those to testify. LIVE
1030EDT -- The House Ways and Means Cmte holds a hearing on the implications of the Supreme Court's ruling that the individual mandate in the "Affordable Care Act" is constitutional, particularly as it relates to Congress' authority to lay and collect new taxes. LIVE
Fires still burning in various spots out West. There's an especially stubborn one in Idaho, but in general the weather is being more cooperative.
Companies are reporting their quarterly earnings this week.. (they kicked off yesterday with Alcoa), so keep an eye on the markets.
Attorney General Eric Holder will be speaking during the Noon hour.. let's keep an ear on this in case he makes news:
1200EDT -- Atty Gen Holder delivers remarks at the NAACP Natl Convention during the plenary session. Houston, TX. LIVE