Compiled by Jonathan Helman
CNN Washington Bureau
NY Times: Bloomberg Says He Won’t Run but Will Be Active
Bringing an end to a long flirtation with a bid for the White House, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has officially closed the door on a presidential candidacy this year.
Washington Post: Clash on Iraq Could Be McCain-Obama Preview
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) accused Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) of making ill-informed comments about Iraq and al-Qaeda in Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate, signaling that a general-election brawl between the colleagues would center in part on who has the foreign policy experience to lead a country at war.
NY Times: Black Leader Changes Endorsement to Obama
Senator Barack Obama on Wednesday accepted the endorsement of Representative John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and longtime African-American political leader, who switched his support from the presidential candidacy of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
NY Times: Longtime Clinton Aide Returns to the Fray
Harold M. Ickes may be Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s last hope for winning the Democratic presidential nomination. Nearly 40 years after attending his first Democratic National Convention, Mr. Ickes — who has survived losing presidential campaigns, grand jury investigations and a tumultuous stint in Bill Clinton’s White House — is back at another campaign. He has a good 30 years of presidential history on nearly everyone in the Clinton campaign headquarters, but he is as sassy and dyspeptic as he was when he worked for Eugene J. McCarthy.
Compiled by Jonathan Helman, CNN Washington Bureau
*Hillary Clinton hosts a town hall meeting in Hanging Rock, Ohio. Later, she travels to Texas where she delivers remarks to the Greater Houston Partnership Conference and attends a rally in Houston.
*Mike Huckabee attends a rally and holds a media availability in Texarkana and Waco, Texas. He also holds a media availability and a private fund-raiser in Amarillo, Texas.
*John McCain holds a town hall meeting and a media availability in Houston Texas. Later, he holds a town hall meeting in Richardson, Texas.
*Barack Obama holds town hall meetings in Austin and Beaumont, Texas. He attends a rally in Fort Worth.