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10:15 AM ET, May 9, 2011

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Colin Firth / CBS News:
President Obama on the mission to kill bin Laden  —  The president talks to “60 Minutes” in his first interview since the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden  —  Whether we like it or not, Osama bin Laden changed America.  With that September morning in 2001, he introduced fear …
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Helen Kennedy / NY Daily News:
Osama Bin Laden wasn't on kidney dialysis, took herbal Viagra while living in compound  —  Osama Bin Laden wasn't on kidney dialysis - but he did need an herbal impotence drug.  —  “He believed in his own medication,” said his youngest widow, Amal al-Sadeh, who was shot in the leg …
Munir Ahmed / Associated Press:
Pakistan premier defends country in bin Laden case  —  ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's prime minister says the army will investigate how al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden hid for years on his country's soil without being detected.  —  Yousuf Raza Gilani made the comments during an address to Parliament on Monday …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
U.S. Raises Pressure on Pakistan in Raid's Wake  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama's national security adviser demanded Sunday that Pakistan let American investigators interview Osama bin Laden's three widows, adding new pressure in a relationship now fraught over how Bin Laden …
Jim Sciutto / ABCNEWS:
Osama Bin Laden Aided by Rogue or Retired Elements of Pakistani Intelligence, Government Official Says  —  A senior official in Pakistan's civilian government told ABC News, “Elements of Pakistan intelligence — probably rogue or retired — were involved in aiding, abetting and sheltering …
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama says bin Laden was beneficiary of ‘support network’ in Pakistan
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The Foundry
Wall Street Journal:
Home Market Takes a Tumble  —  Turnaround More Distant After 3% Drop, Steepest Quarterly Decline Since 2008  —  Home values posted the largest decline in the first quarter since late 2008, prompting many economists to push back their estimates of when the housing market will hit a bottom.
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
President Obama dashes ‘Jimmy Carter’ label  —  So much for campaigning against Jimmy Carter.  —  In the aftermath of Osama bin Laden's death, Republicans are adjusting to a new political reality: with the bin Laden trump card now in President Barack Obama's possession …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Unwisdom of Elites  —  The past three years have been a disaster for most Western economies.  The United States has mass long-term unemployment for the first time since the 1930s.  Meanwhile, Europe's single currency is coming apart at the seams.  How did it all go so wrong?
Discussion: Mother Jones and Prairie Weather
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Romney's GOP Supporters Tilt Upscale; Palin's, Downscale  —  Huckabee's support leans to the right politically, to the South geographically  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Republican college degree holders are more likely than those without a degree to support Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, 21% vs. 13%.
Discussion: GOP 12 and CNN
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Mitt Romney's South Carolina problem
Juan Williams / The Hill:
OPINION: Ron Paul driving Republicans' White House campaign  —  Here's a news bulletin — it is becoming increasingly clear that we are living in a time when Republican politics are being shaped by a 75-year-old, 12-term Texas congressman with a son in the Senate.
James Rowley / Bloomberg:
Boehner Must Reassure Wall Street Leaders That Debt Ceiling Will Be Raised  —  House Speaker John Boehner's appearance before Wall Street leaders tonight challenges him to provide reassurance that Congress will raise the U.S. debt limit without undercutting Republican demands for spending controls.
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Jake Sherman / The Politico:
John Boehner goes to New York to talk debt
Discussion: The Page
Chris Michaud / Reuters:
Sen. Schumer proposes “no-ride list” for Amtrak trains  —  (Reuters) - A senator on Sunday called for a “no-ride list” for Amtrak trains after intelligence gleaned from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound pointed to potential attacks on the nation's train system.
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Nathan Frandino / CBS New York:
Schumer Calls For ‘Do Not Ride’ List For Amtrak
Mark Murray / msnbc.com:
NBC poll: Nearly two-thirds back decision not to release bin Laden photos  —  The latest NBC News poll finds that nearly two-thirds of Americans back President Obama's decision not to release the photos taken after Osama bin Laden's death.  —  Fifty-two percent said they strongly believe …
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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Democrats See Strategy to End Big Oil Tax Breaks  —  WASHINGTON — Linking two of the politically volatile issues of the moment, Senate Democrats say they will move forward this week with a plan that would eliminate tax breaks for big oil companies and divert the savings to offset the deficit.
Discussion: The Maddow Blog and Instapundit
Jamelle Bouie / American Prospect:
Falsehood?  Or Mostly Accurate Prediction?  —  Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler isn't so enamored with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius after she made this claim last week: … Kessler gives Sebelius three “Pincocchios” (out of a possible four) and offers this explanation:
Discussion: The New Republic
David Frum / CNN:
Is U.S. role in Afghan war obsolete?  —  Editor's note: David Frum writes a weekly column for CNN.com.  A special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002, he is the author of six books, including “Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again,” and is the editor of FrumForum.
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
The Politico:
Gay donors fuel Obama's 2012 campaign  —  President Barack Obama's reelection campaign is banking on gay donors to make up the cash it's losing from other groups of wealthy supporters who have been alienated and disappointed by elements of Obama's first term.
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
Peter J. Thompson / National Post:
Jonathan Kay: Geert Wilders' problem with Islam  —  As an editor at the National Post, I often rely on three letters to protect my columnists from human-rights tribunals: I-S-M — these being the difference between spelling Islam and Islamism.  —  The former is a religion — like Christianity or Judaism.
Discussion: Jihad Watch
 
 
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David Brody / The Brody File:
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Discussion: GOP 12, The Page and National Review
Associated Press:
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