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3:30 PM ET, May 14, 2011

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Russell Berman / The Hill:
Four Dems vote ‘present’ on honoring Bin Laden mission  —  After more than a week of deliberation, the House overwhelmingly approved a measure honoring the intelligence community for the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.  —  The vote wasn't unanimous, however.
UPI:
Disney seeks SEAL Team 6 trademark  —  Disney has filed an application to trademark the name of the U.S. commando unit credited with dispatching Osama bin Laden.  —  The paperwork filed this week at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office puts The Walt Disney Company subsidiary Disney Enterprises …
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Neela Banerjee / Los Angeles Times:
Obama to open Alaska petroleum reserve to new drilling  —  The broad energy plan, coming as gas prices continue to rise, would also fast-track environmental assessment of petroleum exploration elsewhere.  —  Reporting from Washington— President Obama will open Alaska's national petroleum reserve …
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Darren Goode / The Politico:
Obama says drill  —  President Barack Obama is looking …
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Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
Under pressure on gas prices, Obama shifts on domestic drilling
Dan Fastenberg / The Page:
“Once I Pull the Trigger Saturday Night, Things Will Get Even Crazier, As If That's Possible”  —  First on The Page: Mike Huckabee email to his inner circle seem to lean more in the “yes” direction.  —  Read it here.  —  Tweet  —  Get The Page delivered.  —  Facebook |  Twitter |  Newsletter
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Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Huck: I've made '12 decision  —  Mike Huckabee said that he's now …
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New York Post:
Porn stash found in bin Laden's lair  —  It wasn't just plots to kill Americans that got a rise out of him.  —  It turns out that terror titan Osama bin Laden had a stash of smut to liven up his lair.  —  Investigators poring over the tons of files, computer drives and other recordings hauled …
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Scott Shane / New York Times:
Pornography Is Found in Bin Laden Compound Files, U.S. Officials Say
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Paul says he would have opposed Civil Rights Act  —  Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) suggested Friday that he wouldn't have voted in favor of the 1964 Civil Rights Act if he were a member of Congress at the time.  —  Paul, the libertarian Texas Republican who formally announced Friday that he would seek …
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TPMDC:
Ron Paul: I Would Not Have Voted For The 1964 Civil Rights Act (VIDEO)
CNN:
Pakistan's parliament condemns U.S. raid, threatens sanctions  —  Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — Pakistan's parliament threatened Saturday to cut off access to a facility used by NATO forces to ferry troops into Afghanistan, signaling a growing rift that began when U.S. commandos killed Osama bin Laden during …
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New York Times:
Donors to G.O.P. Are Backing Gay Marriage Push  —  As gay rights advocates intensify their campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in New York, the bulk of their money is coming from an unexpected source: a group of conservative financiers and wealthy donors to the Republican Party …
Reed Abelson / New York Times:
Health Insurers Making Record Profits as Many Postpone Care  —  The nation's major health insurers are barreling into a third year of record profits, enriched in recent months by a lingering recessionary mind-set among Americans who are postponing or forgoing medical care.
James Freeman / Wall Street Journal:
What If the U.S. Treasury Defaults?  —  'People aren't going to wonder whether 20 years ago we delayed an interest payment for six days.  They're going to wonder whether we got our house in order.'  —  'A financial crisis is surely going to happen as big or bigger than the one we had in 2008 …
Discussion: FrumForum and Pajamas Media
New York Times:
As Baghdad Erupts in Riot of Color, Calls to Tone It Down  —  BAGHDAD — In downtown Baghdad, a police headquarters has been painted two shades of purple: lilac and grape.  The central bank, a staid building in many countries, is coated in bright red candy cane stripes.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Aljazeera:
Palestine Papers: Why I blew the whistle  —  The mislabeled “peace talks” were instrumental in creating divisions amongst Palestinians, compelling me to speak out.  —  In Palestine, the time for national reconciliation has come.  On the eve of the 63rd commemoration of the Nakba, this is a long-awaited and hopeful moment.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
CNN:
U.S. imams arrested for alleged Pakistani Taliban links  —  Miami (CNN) — Two South Florida imams and a third family member were arrested Saturday on charges of providing support to the Pakistani Taliban, the Justice Department said.  —  In addition, three others in Pakistan were also indicted on the same charges.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Jawa Report
Elisabeth Rosenthal / New York Times:
British Parakeet Boom Is a Mystery, and a Mess  —  STANWELL, England — The evening started peacefully enough at Long Lane Recreation Park in the western suburbs of London, disturbed only by the occasional rumble of a distant jet landing at Heathrow Airport.
 
 
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Bill Maher: If You Celebrated Bin Laden's Death, You're Not Really A Christian
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Mike Carter / Seattle Times:
Man injured in bomb blast suspected of terrorism ties
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Peter Wallsten / Washington Post:
Tax debate causes rifts among Democrats
Peter Schroeder / The Hill:
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