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FixCam: Week in Preview Thanksgiving Edition

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The holiday week is upon us and with it a -- temporary -- slowdown in the pace of politicking.

Even in this abbreviated week, however, the focus is on Iowa.

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) spends today in the Hawkeye State and is back there on Saturday and Sunday after taking Thursday and Friday off for turkey day. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) is in Iowa today and tomorrow. Our favorite event? An "Organizing for Change" event at the Chicken Inn in Creston. Former Sen. John Edwards (N.C.) campaigns in the state the first two days of the week as well.

Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) is in the midst of an eleven-day -- yes ELEVEN days -- tour of Iowa. Tomorrow he'll be in Iowa City for a house party; on Wednesday he'll take part in two food drives -- one in Altoona, the other in Des Moines.

On the Republican side, both former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.) and former Sen. Fred Thompson (Tenn.) spend Tuesday and Wednesday in Iowa. Romney looks to highlight his accomplishments on healthcare in a series of "Ask Mitt Anything" town halls; Thompson calls on Lemars, the ice cream capital of the world.

The Fix is planning to take advantage of this little break in the action by taking a few days of rest and relaxation of his own. But, it wouldn't be Thanksgiving if not for a few far-fetched football picks. We'll take the Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts on Thursday. Our upset pick? Texas A&M over University of Texas on Friday.

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 19, 2007; 9:57 AM ET
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