Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.(Wikipedia)

• At the White House, there is a sense that the desired message—insisting on a fairly rapid transition in Egypt and President Mubarak’s departure—is not getting out. [Laura Rozen]

• Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is now able to talk. Which wouldn’t be all that impressive, except that she was shot point-blank in the head less than one month ago. Which means it’s actually utterly remarkable. [NY Post/Vos Iz Neias?]

• Israel’s Interior Ministry granted a North Korean couple political asylum. [UPI/JPost]

• President Mahmoud Abbas and several other Palestinian Authority officials were given Jordanian citizenship, even as the kingdom has revoked the citizenship of thousands of other Palestinians. [JPost]

• Contributing editor Seth Lipsky looks back on his career thus far. He thought it would be fun to run a newspaper, and he was right. [Jewish Press]

The New York Times apologized for publishing an article about the left-wing San Francisco-area group Jewish Voice for Peace that, it turns out, was co-authored by someone who had “been active in Palestinian rallies.” [JTA]

The Daily Show hangs out with Jewish Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, whom columnist Michelle Goldberg profiled:

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