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Morning Thoughts:Turning Around

PHOENIX -- Good Monday morning. Politics Nation is, like the Beastie Boys, always on vacation. A few things Washington is watching before we head back to Spring Training:

-- The Senate takes up a bill on the Consumer Product Safety Commission, while the House holds only a pro forma session. President Bush meets with a top official overseeing the Iraq war.

-- Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama spent this weekend beating each other up over national security (more on that later this morning), while John McCain sat back and took advantage of the opportunity to shift the debate to Iraq. The economy is currently tops on voters' minds, but it's an issue on which McCain has admitted vulnerability. He is desperate to shift the debate to Iraq and national security. Thanks to both his potential Democratic rivals, McCain could be closer to shifting the debate than he thinks.

-- McCain spent the weekend at his home in Sedona, Arizona, the ultimate version of the Straight Talk Express. Yesterday, he barbequed for the national press corps, and this morning he meets the press before getting on a plane bound for Texas. McCain has great relations with the national press, but something to watch: How will Arizona papers cover him now that he's the nominee in waiting? They have long complained of a lack of access -- something national reporters are not accustomed to. Could that come back to haunt him in November?

-- On the other hand, in the past few weeks, McCain hasn't had great press. From the infamous New York Times piece to an endorsement from an evangelical leader who has bad relations with the Catholic Church, it's been a long time since McCain had a good day on the country's front pages. McCain's advisers have to be very happy that the Democratic contest is still going on: The best time to go through bad news, if any candidate has to, is when no one is watching.

-- Why has Hillary Clinton's campaign collapsed? She's relying on the one group of voters not casting ballots the way they're supposed to, the Washington Post reports. African Americans have been voting for the African American candidate. Men have been voting for the male candidate. But women have not been voting for Clinton. Women were the key to Clinton's early success, though when they began to consider other candidates, Clinton began to lose her support.

-- Incident Involving A Gun Of The Day: As Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen met with President Bush at his Crawford ranch on Sunday, an unidentified female neighbor of the commander in chief picked up a gun an nearly shot Terkel Svensson, a Danish journalist dictating his story over a cell phone and not really paying attention to which neighbor's lawn he happened to be trespassing upon. CNN's Ed Henry reports on the near-international incident, which would have been exactly what President Bush needed.

-- Today On The Trail: Obama interviews with Good Morning America before heading to San Antonio and Carrollton, Texas, for town hall meetings. Later, he holds a rally in Houston and gives an interview to "Nightline." Clinton holds rallies in Toledo, Ohio, before rallying in Beaumont and holding a televised town hall on Fox Sports Southwest in Austin. Huckabee has rallies in Dallas, Abilene, Midland, San Antonio and Houston, Texas. McCain holds a media availability in Phoenix, heads to Lubbock for a media availability, then holds a town hall meeting in Waco, Texas.