SNEAK PEEK: Obama: Beach Bound?

Barack Obama was able to take the focus off of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright on Friday by picking up the endorsement of (a bearded) Bill Richardson.

Obama's allies are hoping the focus will stay off of Wright this Easter Sunday when the Democratic frontrunner skips services at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and heads on vacation.

Per ABC News' Sunlen Miller, sources familiar with Obama's plans say the Illinois Democrat is expected to go on a tropical vacation with the most likely bet appearing to be St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Obama, whose campaign will not confirm his plans, is expected to leave Chicago on Sunday morning and will return either on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

His next campaign stop will be Wednesday in Greensboro, N.C.

If he goes to the Virgin Islands, Obama can thank the islanders for providing him with an 84-point margin of victory over Hillary Clinton in the territory's Feb. 9th caucuses.

Only 1,921 Virgin Islanders attended the Democratic caucuses. But thanks to his lopsided win, Obama netted three delegates.

While three delegates may not seem significant in a Democratic race where 2,024 delegates are needed to clinch the nomination, it's worth taking a moment to channel your inner David Plouffe.

According to ABC's pledged-delegate estimate, Obama netted more delegates in the Virgin Islands than Clinton did from her "wins" in New Hampshire, Michigan, Nevada, Florida, New Mexico, and American Samoa C-O-M-B-I-N-E-D.

TiVo alert:

Tune into ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday morning. George's guests will be Chuck Schumer, Jon Kyl, and Chuck Hagel.

The kicker:

"I apologize for shouting. I didn't realize I was doing it."

--Clinton spokesman Phil Singer on a Friday conference call with reporters. (Singer's comments are now taped up on the Clinton press plane).

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ABC News' Sunlen Miller and Jung Hwa Song Report: Richardson Backs Obama, Rebuffs Clinton LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper and Kirit Radia Report: Passport Security Breach on McCain, Clinton & Obama LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: State Department: "No, No, No, No, No, No." (Yes) LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller Report: Obama Campaign Claims Clinton Has 'Character Gap' LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: From the Fact Check Desk: The Clinton Campaign Misrepresents Clinton NAFTA Meeting LINK

ABC News' Joel Siegel Reports: Civil War: Split Decision Divides Democrats LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: The Meaning of the Bill Richardson Endorsement & the Clinton-Rev. Wright Photo LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Richardson: Some Clinton Advisers Imply 'My Own Value' Is as a Hispanic LINK

ABC News' Nitya Venkataraman Reports: Who Has the Power to End the Clinton-Obama Race? LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Keystone Democrats Set to Defect LINK

ABC News' Raelyn Johnson Reports: Edwards Still Not Endorsing LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Another Clinton Surrogate & a Clinton Campaign Staffer Push Rev. Wright Story LINK

ABC News' Nick Schifrin Reports: Pelosi Meets with Dalai Llama, Offers Support LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: McCain Camp Argues 'Iran Aiding Al Qaeda in Iraq' Notion Not as Nutty as You May Think LINK

ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports: Bill Richardson Endorses Barack Obama LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Sweet Fancy Moses, You Gotta Be Kidding Me LINK

ABC News' Bill Stumps for Hillary in N.C.; Makes No Mention of Richardson LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: [Turn Toward Obama and Smile] LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Oh, Come On, Now. You Cannot Be Serious. LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Richardson on Superdelegate Last Month: Vote the Way Your State Votes (Oops) LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper Reports: Obama Attempts to Clarify "Typical White Person" and Which Offensive Comments He Heard at Church LINK


Obama Calls Breach 'Deeply Disturbing' Obama reacts to revelation that candidate passport files have been breached. LINK

Bill Richardson Endorses Barack Obama Will Richardson's backing help Obama in the Hispanic community? LINK

McCain Reacts to Passport Breach McCain: If anyone's privacy was breached, a "full investigation" is in order. LINK

Breaches & Endorsements Rice spends the day apologizing to candidates, while Obama wins a superdelegate. LINK

Wright's Effect on the PA Primary Will Rev. Wright's harsh words effect Sen. Obama in the Pennsylvania primary? LINK

NM Gov Announces Obama Support Richardson says his affection for Clintons remains but Obama is the best choice. LINK

'The Note' Rewinds the Week's Best Moments ABC News' Senior Political Reporter Rick Klein on the weekly political roundup. LINK

Pelosi Denounces 'China's Oppression' of Tibet House Speaker Pelosi visits Dalai Llama in India to offer support. LINK

Rice Apologizes for Passport Incident Contract workers for the State Department were fired for viewing Obama's file. LINK

Good and Bad News for Obama New Mexico governor endorses senator, but his passport files were breached. LINK

Snooping on Obama Government employees are fired for unauthorized search of passport files. LINK

Barack's Speech: After Shocks Did the speech in Philadelphia make things worse? LINK

19-Year-Old Woman Earns Silver Star Soldier becomes only second female to receive honor since WWII. LINK

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