The Wall Street Journal writes that Obama "will issue an order restoring U.S. funding for international family-planning groups involved with abortion. But he chose not to do so on Thursday, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. President Obama was breaking with the tradition set by his recent predecessors to make an abortion-related order on the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling, another example of his attempt to support liberal policies he believes in while trying to defuse emotional political debates." The paper says the timing for the order is unclear but is expected soon.
The Obama cabinet continues to take shape: Two more cabinet members were confirmed: LaHood for Transportation and Shaun Donovan for HUD. That means 10 of Obama's 15 cabinet members are now in place. "Also confirmed were Lisa Perez Jackson as Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Nancy Helen Sutley as a member of the Council of Environmental Quality, Mary Schapiro as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Susan Rice as ambassador to the United Nations."