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10:40 AM ET, May 3, 2011


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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Osama bin Laden raid yields trove of computer data  —  The assault force of Navy SEALs snatched a trove of computer drives and disks during their weekend raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, yielding what a U.S. official called “the mother lode of intelligence.”
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
White House modifies Osama bin Laden account  —  The White House backed away Monday evening from key details in its narrative about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, including claims by senior U.S. officials that the Al Qaeda leader had a weapon and may have fired it during a gun battle with U.S. forces.
CBS News:
Bin Laden skull blown apart, official says  —  Infamous al Qaeda leader shot above left eye in U.S. raid, blowing away part of his skull  —  WASHINGTON - Osama bin Laden was shot above his left eye and the bullet blew away part of his skull, a U.S. official says.  He was also shot in the chest.
New York Times:
Behind the Hunt for Bin Laden  —  President Obama and members of his national security team receiving an update on Sunday.  A classified document in front of Hillary Rodham Clinton was blurred before this photo was released.  More Photos »  —  WASHINGTON — For years …
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
Source: White House Discussing Release of OBL Photograph Today  —  A top source tells ABC News that President Obama and White House officials are discussing the possibility of releasing a photograph of Osama bin Laden's corpse today.  —  The photograph, according to sources who have seen it …
Washington Post:
Obama's victory lap  —  The White House advance team put the presidential podium at an odd angle in the East Room, so that an oil painting showing George Washington would be in the shot behind President Obama.  This made it appear from a certain view that Washington was patting Obama on the back.
Asif Ali Zardari / Washington Post:
Pakistan did its part  —  Pakistan, perhaps the world's greatest victim of terrorism, joins the other targets of al-Qaeda — the people of the United States, Britain, Spain, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Turkey, Yemen, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Algeria — in our satisfaction …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Meet The Deathers: Andrew Brietbart Website Pushing Conspiracy Theory That Osama Might Not Be Dead  —  Mere hours after President Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden, supported by incontrovertible DNA evidence, the conspiracy theorists are hard at work.
Dan Wheat / The Daily Astorian:
Teacher who vowed not to shave until bin Laden was caught or killed finally shaves  —  EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. - A teacher who vowed nearly 10 years ago not to cut his beard until Osama bin Laden was captured or proven dead said he cried Sunday night upon hearing of the terrorist's death.
Maggie Fox /
Did DNA Finger bin Laden?  —  Osama bin Laden in 2001.  Can DNA prove that he died in a shootout near Islamabad?  —  His face is one of the most recognizable in the world, but in the end, could it have been DNA fingerprinting that proved to U.S. officials that they had finally nailed Osama bin Laden?
David Morgan / Reuters:
U.S. believes it can now destroy al Qaeda
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
Source: US Government Believes Pakistan Compound was Built Specifically for Bin Laden
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Huma Khan / ABCNEWS:
Osama Bin Laden Dead, But Costly War on Terror Goes On
Discussion: The Politico and Left Coast Rebel
John T. Bennett / The Hill:
Pakistan questioned on hideout
Mona Eltahawy / Guardian:
No dignity at Ground Zero
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Corrente
Larry O'Connor /
Breitbart On How the Left is Politicizing the Bin Laden Story
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Dick Cheney Says ‘Obama Deserves Credit’ for Osama Bin Laden's Death
Tim Ross / Telegraph:
WikiLeaks: Osama bin Laden killed after tip-offs from Guantanamo
Washington Post:   Bin Laden's death may give Obama new authority on Afghan war
Patrick Brethour / Globe and Mail:
Tories sweep to majority, NDP to Opposition in historic election  —  Canadian voters have radically redrawn the country's political landscape, handing the Conservative Party its long-sought majority in an election that decimated the Bloc Québécois and humbled the Liberals.
CBC News:
Harper: Majority win turns page on uncertainties  —  Layton seizes Opposition; Duceppe, Ignatieff defeated in ridings as parties decimated  —  Beginning of Story Content  —  Canadians can now “turn the page on the uncertainties and repeat elections of the past seven years,” …
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Conservatives in Canada Expand Party's Hold
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
2012 Republican race gets wake-up call  —  Donald Trump and birtherism won't disappear.  There will still be talk about the creeping threat of Sharia law.  —  But the dramatic killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden by American commandos will immediately reorder a Republican presidential contest …
US Debt Rating Should Be ‘C’: Independent Agency  —  There have been increasing concerns about the fate of United States' prized triple-A sovereign debt rating.  While Standard and Poor's recently downgraded its U.S. debt outlook to negative from stable, implying that a ratings cut could happen in two years …
Discussion: Don Surber
Steven Nelson / The Daily Caller:
Kucinich may seek re-election from Washington State, not Ohio  —  Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich may be considering a move.  The eight-term Cleveland congressman is rumored to be interested in moving out of Ohio altogether to seek re-election to Congress from Washington State's 10th district.
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
Senate vote unlikely this week on Rep. Ryan's House budget resolution  —  A Senate vote on the House budget resolution authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) “probably” won't happen this week, a Democratic aide told The Hill on Monday.  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) …
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