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GINGRICH: Stumping in Oklahoma yesterday, Gingrich commented on George Tenet's book and stated if what Tenet said was true, then Tenet should have resigned.

GIULIANI: Somebody on the campaign's New Hampshire staff didn't do his homework. A list of state supporters that the campaign released actually included non-supporters. And those non-supporters are enjoying telling folks about it.

MCCAIN: The AP previews McCain's foreign policy speech at the Hoover Institution, in which he's expected to call for a "League of Democracies."  "McCain is careful to note that his proposed multinational organization would not be like Woodrow Wilson's failed 'League of Nations.' Rather, McCain says the organization would be far more similar to what Theodore Roosevelt favored -- a group of 'like-minded nations working together in the cause of peace.'"

Per advanced excerpts of his speech, McCain will say: "Like all other nations, we reserve the sovereign right to defend our vital national security when and how we deem necessary. But our great power does not mean we can do whatever we want whenever we want, nor should we assume we have all the wisdom, knowledge and resources necessary to succeed. When we believe international action is necessary … we must work to persuade our democratic friends and allies that we are right. But in return, we must be willing to be persuaded by them. To be a good leader, America must be a good ally." More: "The new League of Democracies would form the core of an international order of peace based on freedom.  It could act where the UN fails to act, to relieve human suffering in places like Darfur." 

ROMNEY: One of the best ways to reach the hearts and minds of key conservative groups is to denounce McCain-Feingold. And Romney, the AP writes, has been more aggressive than others in his criticism of McCain about the law.

Romney has been having a hard enough time dealing with his own religion on the campaign trail, and now he's opened up a Scientology can of worms by claiming that an L. Ron Hubbard book -- Battlefield Earth -- was one of his favorites, the New York Times' Caucus blog reports. "A spokesman said later it was one of Mr. Romney's favorite novels. 'I'm not in favor of his religion by any means,' Mr. Romney, a Mormon, said. 'But he wrote a book called "Battlefield Earth" that was a very fun science-fiction book.' Asked about his favorite book, Mr. Romney cited the Bible.

In addition, Romney's campaign is bragging about its online video traffic. From a release about MittTV: "Governor Mitt Romney announced today that his innovative Internet video channels have topped 1.5 million total viewings after just 15 weeks in operation and continue to break new ground by dynamically streaming his message of change in Washington to Americans across the country."

F. THOMPSON: The New York Times front-pages its Fred-Thompson-might-run story. "His supporters and others who have met with him are convinced that Mr. Thompson is nearing a decision and is likely to become a candidate in the weeks ahead, a probability they see reflected in the higher public profile he has adopted."

But check out the (potential) rival campaigns speaking on background. "A top aide for one contender said he thought Mr. Thompson would be stunned by the level of scrutiny he receive in a campaign not only from the news media, but also from the competition. He described Mr. Thompson as the potential Wesley Clark of the 2008 race: a popular figure whose political image and skills have not been tested."

The Politico writes that an announcement could come in June or July, and that Thompson's advisers are talking to potential campaign managers.