1. Secretary of state HRC says Obama passed the 3:00 am call test; notes that the prior administration accounted for the natural growth of settlement in an "oral" agreement, which isn't something the Obama administration signs on to; not worried that pressure on Israel with bring down the Israeli government.
2. Chief adviser David Axelrod says Obama will publicly promote / campaign for a public plan option as part of his health care reform advocacy this summer.
3. the news breaks that the White House will re-add North Korea to its list of states that sponsor terrorism;.
4. Ex-Speaker/2012 proto-candidate Newt Gingrich calls Sotomayor not racist, but said she said something racist, or "racialist."
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is a senior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.