Romney set to clinch nomination, Edwards jury still at it, plus more to watch for Tuesday in politics

The Texas primary is expected to give Mitt Romney the 1,144 delegates he needs to become the GOP presidential nominee. There are 152 delegates at stake in Tuesday's voting, and, according to the Associated Press' tally, Romney only needs 58.

Romney won't be in the Lone Star State on Tuesday. He'll be campaigning and raising money in two battleground states — Colorado and Nevada. A fundraiser in Las Vegas is especially worth noting. It will be hosted by Donald Trump and attended by Newt Gingrich.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will honor recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is America's highest civilian honor. This year's recipients include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former astronaut John Glenn, singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and novelist Toni Morrison.

The first lady will appear on ABC's "Good Morning America"and "The View"and Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" to discuss her book, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America."

Also worth noting: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will campaign with Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin on Tuesday, and Democrats will hold a press conference in Charlotte, N.C.,  to mark 100 days until Obama accepts the party's nomination at the national convention.

And then there is this: The jury in the John Edwards campaign finance trial goes into its seventh day of deliberating.

Sources: Yahoo! News, Associated Press.

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