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11:35 AM ET, May 13, 2011

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Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
George W. Bush Gives First Public Reaction to Osama Bin Laden Death  —  Former President George W. Bush made his first candid public comments on the killing of Osama bin Laden during an appearance Wednesday at a conference of hedge fund managers in Las Vegas.
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David Martin / CBS News:
SEAL helmet cams recorded entire bin Laden raid  —  More accurate version of what happened includes details that bin Laden first emerged on third floor, retreated to bedroom after shot fired  —  WASHINGTON - A new picture emerged Thursday of what really happened the night the Navy SEALs swooped …
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Jane Perlez / New York Times:
Pakistan Army Chief Balks at U.S. Demands to Cooperate  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Despite mounting pressure from the United States since the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden, Pakistan's army chief, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, seems unlikely to respond to American demands to root …
New York Times:
At Deadline, U.S. Seeks to Continue War in Libya
Discussion: Lawfare and News Desk
Gallup:
Americans Oppose Raising Debt Ceiling, 47% to 19%  —  Thirty-four percent don't know enough about the issue to say  —  PRINCETON, NJ — By a 47% to 19% margin, Americans say they would want their member of Congress to vote against raising the U.S. debt ceiling, while 34% don't know enough to say.
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Mitch McConnell's not-so-secret strategy  —  When it comes to raising the debt ceiling, House Republican leaders have been sticking to an aggressive hostage strategy: give them the (unspecified) cuts or the GOP will create a recession on purpose.  Thus far, Senate Republicans haven't played much of a role …
Discussion: Slate and Suburban Guerrilla
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Seniors, Guns and Money  —  This has to be one of the funniest political stories of recent weeks: On Tuesday, 42 freshmen Republican members of Congress sent a letter urging President Obama to stop Democrats from engaging in “Mediscare” tactics — that is, to stop saying that the Republican …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
McConnell demands spending cuts, Medicare overhaul for deal on debt limit
Avik Roy / National Review:
Mitt Romney's Illogical, Terrible Health-Care Address  —  Mitt Romney just gave a more articulate defense of Obamacare than President Obama ever has.  He continues to believe that the individual mandate is a good idea, despite the fact that the “free-rider” problem is a myth.
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Wall Street Journal:
Romney's Daredevil Act  —  On health care, Mitt tries to bridge the unbridgeable.  —  F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote that “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”
Jan Crawford / CBS News:
Daniels closer to deciding on presidential bid  —  INDIANAPOLIS — With 1,100 people chanting “Run Mitch, Run,” Gov. Mitch Daniels took the stage here Thursday night and did something he's never done before: He introduced his wife Cheri, and then he turned the microphone over to her to address the sold-out crowd.
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Mitch Daniels, the reluctant candidate
Discussion: Right Wing News and CNN
Erin McPike / Real Clear Politics:
Getting to Yes for Mitch and Cheri Daniels
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Buying a Trump Property, or So They Thought  —  For many middle-class Americans, it is the most coveted brand in real estate, synonymous with sky-piercing luxury and can't-miss quality: Donald J. Trump.  —  Far from the New York City towers that bear his name, in cities like Tampa, Fla. …
Jane Perlez / New York Times:
Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 80 in Pakistan  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — More than 80 paramilitary soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up Friday morning at a military training center in northwest Pakistan, a commander of the Frontier Constabulary said.
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Joe Biden Scouted Multiple Reporters to Be His New Communications Director  —  Joe Biden has a thing for reporters.  Back in December 2008, the vice-president hired former Time Washington bureau chief Jay Carney to be his communications director.  When Carney was promoted earlier this year …
The Note:
Mike Huckabee Teases ‘Very Important Announcement’ Coming On Saturday  —  ABC News' Michael Falcone (@michaelpfalcone) reports:  —  Former Arkansas governor and potential presidential aspirant Mike Huckabee is telling a radio audience on Friday that he plans to make “a very important announcement” over the weekend.
Discussion: The Politico
Michael O'Brien / Ballot Box:
Kohl decides against '12 bid in blow to Dem efforts to keep Senate  —  Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) will announce Friday that he won't seek reelection in 2012, a Democratic source confirmed.  —  Kohl, the quiet Wisconsin senator and owner of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, will depart from the Senate …
Discussion: The Note
Daniel Kahneman / the edge of human knowledge:
2011 : WHAT SCIENTIFIC CONCEPT WOULD IMPROVE EVERYBODY'S COGNITIVE TOOLKIT?  —  Focusing Illusion … “Nothing In Life Is As Important As You Think It Is, While You Are Thinking About It”  —  Education is an important determinant of income — one of the most important — but it is less important than most people think.
Matt Sledge / The Huffington Post:
March On Wall Street: Thousands Of Teachers, Advocates Rally Against Bloomberg Cuts (PHOTOS)  —  Thousands of teachers, social workers, union members and more took part in a march Thursday against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plans for wide-ranging budget cuts — and against the Wall Street bankers they blame for the city's budget woes.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Obama: My reelection not guaranteed by bin Laden killing  —  President Obama said Thursday that he agrees with Republicans who say his reelection isn't guaranteed by the killing of Osama bin Laden.  —  Obama downplayed the political windfall he stands to collect from the discovery …
Discussion: FrumForum
Matt Caron / WWLP-TV:
Controversy over child's flag drawing  —  Teacher allegedly refused to hang up picture  —  ORANGE, Mass. (WWLP) - A civil rights controversy is brewing at an elementary school in the Town of Orange, and it all surrounds an11 year-old's drawing of the American Flag.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Fox Nation
Rich Johnston / Bleeding Cool Comic Book …:
Superman Loves America Again - It's Official  —  In Action Comics #900, a back up strip by David Goyer, showed Superman announcing he was to go to the UN and give up his citizenship of the USA, so to ensure his actions were not mistaken for US government policy.  —  And the news exploded.
Karoli / Crooks and Liars:
Haley Barbour Shrugs As Mississippi Floods  —  Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour just gave small government a whole new meaning.  Small, as in mean and cold-hearted.  While Barbour bows and scrapes to the Conservative God of the Almighty Dollar, people are bracing to lose everything in what could be the worst flooding in history.
 
 
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Fox News:
Ron Paul: I Would Not Have Ordered Bin Laden Raid
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Mary Elizabeth Williams / Salon:
Why the right hates Common
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Patrick O'Connor / Wall Street Journal:
Pawlenty Attracts Wealthy Donors
Aliyah Shahid / NY Daily News:
Mike Huckabee touts ‘Learn Our History’ videos for kids to correct ‘blame America first’ attitude
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
CIA not bringing photos of bin Laden's body onto Capitol Hill
Marc Ambinder / NationalJournal.com:
Then Came ‘Geronimo’  —  Before the raid on Osama bin Laden's …
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If you want a federal contract, better be nice to Obama
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White Americans See Anti-White Bias on the Rise
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Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Despite adviser's warnings, Obama calls bin Laden ‘jihad’ leader
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Immigrants For Sale  —  Georgia is the latest state to pass …
 

 
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