Honolulu Advertiser (Honolulu, HI)
Ex-Rep. Ed Case (D-HI) withdrew from the HI-01 Democratic primary to prevent a divisive clash with state Senate Pres. Colleen Hanabusa (D), which could have weakened Democratics chances against Rep. Charles Djou (R).
Washington Post (Washington, DC)
The Obama administration is taking steps to distance itself from BP and is dispatching Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to the Gulf Coast to meet with federal and state prosecutors. The Holder trip could signal that the environmental calamity might become the subject of a criminal investigation.
Politico (Washington, DC)
President Barack Obama spent the last year insisting he doesn’t want to turn the American health care system into a carbon copy of the government-run British system. But Obama’s pick to run Medicaid and Medicare – Donald Berwick – is a pediatrician and Harvard University professor with a self-professed “love” of the British system.