The presidential hat is officially in. Newt Gingrich’s hat is fully out.  Here’s today’s EYE ON THE WHITE HOUSE.

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Newt Gingrich opening for keynote speaker Bobby Jindal at a NY GOP dinner in downtown Manhattan. (Photo taken by Lindsey Boerma, CBS News and National Journal)

Newt Gingrich opening for keynote speaker Bobby Jindal at a NY GOP dinner in downtown Manhattan. (Photo taken by Lindsey Boerma, CBS News and National Journal)

Newt Gingrich spoke at a Guilford County tea party rally. There were a few hundred in the crowd, but not all for him (note the Paul sign). Gingrich was also at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He said that there “are no liberals” running for president, including Romney.” (Photos taken by Lindsey Boerma, CBS News and National Journal)

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has put his donor lists on the market, a sign that the cash-strapped campaign has had to put its bread-and-butter on the line to try to pay its bills. (Political Hotsheet report by Lindsey Boerma, CBS News and National Journal)

Newt Gingrich was asked on a local radio show whether he’d consider a cabinet position under Mitt Romney. “Probably not,” Gingrich said. (Photo taken by Lindsey Boerma, CBS News and National Journal) 

Newt Gingrich was asked on a local radio show whether he’d consider a cabinet position under Mitt Romney. “Probably not,” Gingrich said. (Photo taken by Lindsey Boerma, CBS News and National Journal) 

Newt Gingrich Statement on the Passing of Mike Wallace

Arlington, VA - Newt Gingrich released the following statement in response to the passing of Mike Wallace:

"Callista and I join our friend Chris Wallace and his family in mourning the passing of his father, Mike Wallace. Mike was a giant in news reporting and analysis. His investigative reporting was legendary, and his participation in 60 Minutes helped created a lasting institution. Mike Wallace’s life created a legacy young reporters will study for years to come. The Wallace family is in our prayers this Easter Sunday."

Newt Gingrich in Frederick, Md. continues to insist he’ll stay in through Tampa. (Photos taken by Lindsey Boerma and Sarah Huisenga, CBS Radio News and National Journal) 

With new ad campaign, Etch A Sketch attempts to stay in the conversation

After finding themselves smack in the middle of a political brawl last week, the makers of Etch A Sketch are taking some cues from the candidates on the campaign trail: They’re launching an ad campaign touting a newly made-over political image. (Political Hotsheet report by Lucy Madison)