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The five must-read posts from today, on Sri Lanka, Barack Obama and friendly conservatives.
Left Foot Forward reveals that Liam Fox met Sri Lanka's president three times last year and says the Tory defence spokesman must explain why he accepted hospitality from a man with such a poor human rights record.
Does what it says on the tin -- New York magazine has compiled a slideshow of pictures of Obama feigning interest.
At LabourList, Paul Richards argues that three seemingly innocuous Tory proposals are in fact carefully calibrated to undermine Labour's effectiveness in parliament.
The Economist's Bagehot asks whether people on the right of politics are nicer than people on the left.
John Rentoul explores the possibility of a government of national unity.