Today’s edition of quick hits:
* The Obama administration made its first formal acknowledgement today of “its use of drone strikes against terrorism suspects, lifting but not removing the shroud of secrecy that surrounds the nation’s expanding use of targeted killing operations overseas.”
* A win for women’s health, Part I: “A federal judge on Monday blocked a Texas rule that would have excluded Planned Parenthood from participating in the state’s women’s health program…. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled Monday there was sufficient evidence the state rule barring Planned Parenthood is unconstitutional.”
* A win for women’s health, Part II: “The Oklahoma Supreme Court unanimously tossed out a proposed ‘personhood’ amendment Monday, yet another setback for the controversial movement that has divided abortion-rights opponents.”
* Human rights in China were an important topic of discussion at the White House today.