From CBS News' Maria Gavrilovic:
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Barack Obama met with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown this morning during Brown's second visit to Washington since he took office last June. The meeting was closed to the press, but according to the campaign, the two spoke for 40 minutes about the "special relationship" between the two countries. "Prime Minister Brown and I discussed our commitment to strengthen the historic Transatlantic Alliance, and to confront common challenges like the ongoing operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the instability in the global economy and the need to support democracy and prosperity in Africa," Obama said. "The Prime Minister has been a critically important partner for the United States and I look forward to working with him in the months and years ahead."
Brown will meet with Hillary Clinton and John McCain later today.
Obama heads to North Carolina this afternoon for two campaign events in advance of that state's May 6th primary. Former John Edwards' supporters and superdelegates, Congressmen David Price, D-N.C. and Mel Watten, D-N.C., who endorsed Obama yesterday, will join him at the second event tonight. Both said they did not consult with Edwards prior to the endorsement.