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OBAMA AGENDA: Obama discusses Baltimore – on Letterman

In an interview with David Letterman, the president said: “It is important that now that charges have been brought in Baltimore that we let the process play itself out. Those officers have been charged and they deserve to be represented and to let the legal system work its way through. We don’t have all the facts yet and that’s going to be presented in a court of law.”

The New York Times, with the big picture on race issues: "While his first term was consumed with the economy, war and health care, his second keeps coming back to the societal divide that was not bridged by his election. A president who eschewed focusing on race now seems to have found his voice again as he thinks about how to use his remaining time in office and beyond."

Secretary of State John Kerry has made an unannounced stop in Somalia, the first time a sitting State Department head has done so.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the recent attack in Garland, Texas, but the organization didn't provide evidence to support the claim.

The president is picking Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, AP reports.

OFF TO THE RACES: Jeb and Rubio lead the GOP field

From one of us(!): Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush win the top spots in the GOP field, according to our latest NBC/WSJ poll.

BUSH: National Journal reports on his aggressive push in New Hampshire, writing that the state "has emerged as an almost must-win state for Bush in 2016."

CLINTON: From one of us(!): She remains "formidable" despite having taken a hit with voters, with her unfavorable rating ticking up.

She's going to push for a "full and equal path to citizenship," according to a campaign preview of her remarks today in Nevada.

Her lawyer says she will testify before the Benghazi committee -- but just once.

Bloomberg Politics looks at Robby Mook's Nevada roots.

FIORINA: And Bloomberg takes a look back at Fiorina's father, a federal judge and law professor with conservative ties.

HUCKABEE: The Washington Post delves into Mike Huckabee's complicated relationship with the Clintons.

Old Huckabee nemesis Club for Growth isn't holding back, planning a $100,000 ad buy hitting his record, the New York Times reports.

Reuters previews some of Huckabee's strengths and his challenges this cycle.

In her first piece for NPR, Jessica Taylor writes about Huckabee's efforts to downplay his recent celebrity.

RUBIO: Per his campaign, he’ll deliver his first foreign policy address as a presidential candidate at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York next Wednesday, May 13.

WALKER: The New York Times looks at his relationship with fellow Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan.

And around the country...

The New York Times lays out the accusations against New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.


*** Tuesday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: Tamron Hall speaks with MSNBC’s Alex Seitz-Wald and NBC’s Kasie Hunt about the latest from the 2016 campaign trail as Former Gov. Mike Huckabee today announces his intention to run for President, NBC's Ron Mott in Boston on the penalty phase of the Boston Bombing trial, and Singer and Actress Brandy Norwood about her role as Roxie Hart in Chicago now on Broadway.

*** Tuesday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports live from Las Vegas, covering the Clinton campaign. She’ll interview Clinton Campaign National Political Director Amanda Renteria, Culinary Workers Union Local 226 Political Director Yvanna Cancela, “Ralston Reports” host Jon Ralston, Sen. Bob Corker, Voto Latino President Maria Teresa Kumar, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza and Anne Gearan and NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin.