Mark Halperin’s three things to watch for in politics for Friday, April 24.
1. Watch for news on the bank stress tests. Officials are expected to begin notifying banks of their results today, so watch to see how much information and what exactly leaks out. Also watch the public debate to see if people seem satisfied with the information that does come out, whether the information is being used in the right way and whether the changes being made seem to be in the public interest.
2. Watch the continuing debate over the release of national security materials related to U.S. interrogation techniques. The administration clearly wants to put the discussion behind it, but there’s still talk about whether there should be truth commissions or other investigations. Watch to see if the debate continues on the Hill or if the White House is successful in ending it.
3. Watch for more coverage of President Obama’s first 100 days in office, a mark he hits on Wednesday. There’s lots of talk about whether the report cards are being written too soon. But, as we head into the weekend, watch to see whether the analyses continue to be mostly positive or if negative critiques start to come in.