What will reporters seize on today regarding the release of Hillary Clinton's schedules from her White House years? Will this spark stories about what's in the schedules or what hasn't been released? Will reporters focus on specific periods of times that coincide with the experience argument she's been making? For instance, during the Irish peace process negotiations, what was her day-to-day schedule? During the health-care fight, whom did she meet with? During the year of Monica, with whom did she consult? How much did she use the White House to launch her New York Senate campaign?
The New York Times: "The records to be released Tuesday amount to virtually all of her schedules of meetings, speeches and the like as first lady. They are being released in response to a suit brought under the Freedom of Information Act by the conservative group, Judicial Watch. The National Archives has explained the delay in making them public by arguing that the vetting process takes time. The Archives said in a statement Tuesday that the records, to be released both in Washington and in Little Rock, Ark., the site of the Archives-administered Clinton Presidential Library, were from the staff files of Patti Solis Doyle, Mrs. Clinton's former campaign manager, who was her chief White House scheduler."
The coverage of Murtha's endorsement stresses his challenge to the Iraq war in 2005.
In a statement yesterday announcing his endorsement, Murtha cited Clinton's ability to tackle issues from health care to the economy to the war in Iraq, NBC/NJ's Athena Jones reports. "This week, she highlighted the policy failures in Iraq and addressed the real challenges we face in regards to rebuilding our military, restoring our readiness and fully preparing our armed forces to meet and deter future threats. I know that Senator Clinton has a similar position that I have in regards to the war in Iraq."
More: "Her experience and careful consideration of these issues convinced me that she is best qualified to lead our nation and to bring credibility back to the White House."