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11:55 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.”
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 …
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.
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Osama bin Laden dead: Yes, SEALs were in on the raid, but aides hail Obama's office bravery  —  According to another one of those White House briefings of reporters designed to suck up all available credit for good news, President Obama's homeland security advisor reveals that it was a really tense …
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 …
Martha Raddatz / ABCNEWS:
Osama Bin Laden's Death Picture Readied for Release  —  President Obama and national security officials are considering releasing a photo of Osama bin Laden's corpse today, a source told ABC News.  —  Obama will head to Ground Zero Thursday to meet with 9/11 families.
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 …
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.
Mona Eltahawy / Guardian:
No dignity at Ground Zero  —  As a US Muslim I abhor the frat boy reaction.  We should be celebrating the Arab spring, not this  —  I could hear the cheers as I got out of the taxi, two blocks away.  I could hear them from right in front of Park 51, the site of a planned Islamic community centre …
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Corrente
David Morgan / Reuters:
U.S. believes it can now destroy al Qaeda
The Osama bin Laden Trail Shows Waterboarding Didn't Work
Matthew Yglesias / Yglesias:
Everything Is a Reason To Invest More Money In Wasteful Homeland Security Endeavors
Jim Treacher / The Daily Caller:
Team Six: From Cheney's Secret Assassination Squad to Obama's Super-Awesome Cleanup Crew
John / Power Line:
Compare and Contrast  —  Nancy Pelosi, press conference, September 7, 2006:
Jake Tapper / Political Punch:
Source: US Government Believes Pakistan Compound was Built Specifically for Bin Laden
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Maggie Fox /
Did DNA Finger bin Laden?
Dan Wheat / The Daily Astorian:
Teacher who vowed not to shave until bin Laden was caught or killed finally shaves
Larry O'Connor /
Breitbart On How the Left is Politicizing the Bin Laden Story
John T. Bennett / The Hill:
Pakistan questioned on hideout
Discussion: The Nation, The Hill and The Foundry
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Meet The Deathers: Andrew Brietbart Website Pushing Conspiracy Theory That Osama Might Not Be Dead
The Express Tribune:
Hundreds join Quetta rally to honour bin Laden
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
Washington Post:
Al-Qaeda couriers provided trail that led to bin Laden
Discussion: Associated Press and Guardian
Tim Ross / Telegraph:
WikiLeaks: Osama bin Laden killed after tip-offs from Guantanamo
Paul Joseph Watson / Alex Jones' Infowars:
Inside Sources: Bin Laden's Corpse Has Been On Ice For Nearly a Decade
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.
Michael Barone / Washington Examiner:
BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL  —  O Canada!  —  Canada voted yesterday, and Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, at the head of minority governments after the elections of 2006 and 2008, has now seen his party win an absolute majority in the House of Commons.
Ian Austen / New York Times:   Conservatives in Canada Expand Party's Hold
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Palin splits with neocon advisers  —  Sarah Palin has parted ways with the neoconservative foreign policy advisers who had been writing speeches and advising her on policy since she joined the McCain campaign.  —  An aide to Palin, Tim Crawford, confirmed that Orion Strategies' Randy Scheunemann …
Discussion: GOP 12, Israpundit and The Politico
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 …
CBS News:
Scott Pelley named anchor of “CBS Evening News”  —  Award-winning “60 Minutes” correspondent to fill anchor chair vacated by Katie Couric  —  Scott Pelley, one the most experienced reporters in broadcast journalism, has been named anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News,” …
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
Des Moines Register:
Iowa Politics Insider: Gingrich appearance at basilica canceled  —  The Basilica of St. John in Des Moines has canceled a presentation by Georgia Republican Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, on Pope John Paul II.  —  Gingrich, a recent convert to Catholicism, traveled to Poland last year …
Discussion: CNN and GOP 12
Bill McInturff / Public Opinion Strategies:
How Long Will President Obama's Job Approval Bump Last?  —  Not including the post-9/11 response, the average presidential approval rating bumps up 13% for an average of 22 weeks.
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