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10:30 PM ET, May 10, 2011

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Scott Shane / New York Times:
Bin Laden Sons Say U.S. Broke International Law  —  WASHINGTON — The adult sons of Osama bin Laden have lashed out at President Obama in their first public reaction to their father's death, accusing the United States of violating its basic legal principles by killing an unarmed man …
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Jim Sciutto / ABCNEWS:
Osama Bin Laden Son Missing From SEAL Raid, Pakistan Says  —  One of Osama bin Laden's sons went missing in the midst of the Navy SEAL raid that took the life of the al Qaeda leader more than a week ago, Pakistani security officials told ABC News today.  —  The officials said bin Laden's three wives …
ABCNEWS:
Osama Bin Laden Raid: Pakistan Hints China Wants a Peek at Secret Helicopter  —  Pakistani officials said today they're interested in studying the remains of the U.S.'s secret stealth-modified helicopter abandoned during the Navy SEAL raid of Osama bin Laden's compound, and suggest the Chinese are as well.
The Note:
Lawmakers Allowed to Osama Bin Laden Death Photos
Discussion: The Politico and Hot Air
Rob Crilly / Telegraph:
Osama bin Laden son ‘disappeared during compound raid’
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Trump collapses  —  Donald Trump has had one of the quickest rises and falls in the history of Presidential politics.  Last month we found him leading the Republican field with 26%.  In the space of just four weeks he's dropped all the way down to 8%, putting him in a tie for fifth place with Ron Paul.
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Corry Schiermeyer / Zogby:
Todays Number  —  IBOPE Zogby Poll: Cain Now Second to Christie …
Jennifer Jacobs / Des Moines Register:
Republican Mitt Romney's first Iowa visit set for May 27
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and Ballot Box
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Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Budget chief wants plan with 50-50 split between spending cuts and tax hikes
Discussion: CNN
Alexander Bolton / Healthwatch:
Republican rift widens on Medicare
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Senate Democrats set to attack big oil tax subsidies
Ezra Klein / Washington Post:
Wonkbook: Boehner's debt-ceiling demands
Eric Hananoki / Media Matters for America:
“Very Positive”: Fox News' Smear Of “Vile Rapper” Common Debunked By Own Reporting  —  Conservatives such as Fox News, the Daily Caller and Sarah Palin are criticizing the White House's invitation to rapper Common for a poetry event over the purported vulgarity of his lyrics.
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Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
GOP Sen. Rand Paul questions whether White House has ‘enemies list’
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
TRENDING: Obama hits Fox News  —  Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama used an immigration speech Tuesday to take a jab at News Corporation CEO, Rupert Murdoch, who owns Fox News Channel.  —  Obama quoted the CEO, an Australian native, who said “Immigrants have made America great …
kff.org:
House Republican Budget Plan: State-By-State Impact of Changes in Medicaid Financing  —  This analysis projects the state-by-state impact of converting Medicaid into a block grant and eliminating the planned expansion of the program by repealing the health reform law, as called for under the House Budget Plan.
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Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar / Associated Press:
Report: Up to 44m more uninsured under GOP budget
Matthew Yglesias / Yglesias:
The House Republican Budget Privatizes Medicare, It Doesn't Means-Test It
Discussion: TPMDC, Talking Points Memo and Eschaton
Washington Wire:
Text of Obama's Speech on Immigration  —  Here is the White House transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks on immigration as delivered Tuesday in El Paso, Texas.  (This post was updated from the text, as prepared for delivery.)  —  REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT  —  ON COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM
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Matt Bai / The Caucus:
Gingrich Run Reflects His Sense of History  —  Whatever can Newt Gingrich be thinking?  —  That's the question a lot of political handicappers are asking now that Newt, as he is universally known in Washington, has decided to enter the 2012 campaign, with an announcement expected on Wednesday.
Associated Press:
Key senator says Social Security changes off table  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus says he doesn't think Congress will address Social Security as part of an effort to reduce government borrowing.  —  The Montana Democrat said Tuesday that Social Security …
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Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
The myth of American exceptionalism  —  “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line,” W.E.B. Du Bois wrote in 1903 — and I will not quibble.  But the problem of the 21st century is the problem of culture, not just the infamous “culture of poverty” but what I would call the culture of smugness.
Kris Hundley / St. Petersburg Times:
Billionaire's role in hiring decisions at Florida State University raises questions  —  A conservative billionaire who opposes government meddling in business has bought a rare commodity: the right to interfere in faculty hiring at a publicly funded university.
Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online:
The Tragedy of Sarah Palin  —  From the moment Sarah Palin's acceptance speech electrified the Republican convention, she was seen as an unbending, hard-charging, red-meat ideologue—to which soon was added “thin-skinned” and “vindictive.”  But a look at what Palin did while in office in Alaska …
Discussion: msnbc.com, Verum Serum and Jezebel
Patrick Caldwell / American Prospect:
Republican Electoral Strategy: Don't Let the Democrats Vote  —  The Texas Legislature passed two bills yesterday that on the surface look like good governance measures but are actually efforts to discourage the Democratic base from voting.  The state Senate approved a bill requiring voters …
Rasmussen Reports:
59% Favor Cutoff of Federal Funds to Sanctuary Cities  —  New legislation being considered by the House would stop all federal funding for cities that give sanctuary to illegal immigrants, and most voters like the idea.  But very few believe Congress is likely to pass such a measure.
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Corrie MacLaggan / Reuters:
Texas House restricts cities aiding illegal immigrants
Bruce Andriatch / Buffalo News:
Lawn sign advances feud between mosque, neighbor  —  A feud between two Transit Road neighbors — a homeowner and a mosque — turned ugly this weekend when the homeowner staked a sign on his front lawn insinuating that the new 11,600-square-foot Islamic worship site is home to a “bomb making” operation.
Brad Poole / Yahoo! News Canada:
Liberals in southern Arizona seek to form new state  —  TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) - A long-simmering movement by liberal stalwarts in southern Arizona to break away from the rest of the largely conservative state is at a boiling point as secession backers press to bring their longshot ambition to the forefront of Arizona politics.
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Steve Kroft explains why he broke interviewing rules when questioning Obama about bin Laden death for ‘60 Minutes’  —  When Steve Kroft interviewed President Obama last week about the raid on Osama bin Laden's headquarters in Pakistan, the “60 Minutes” veteran violated many of the guidelines …
Associated Press:
Indiana Gov. Daniels thinks he could beat Obama  —  INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he thinks he could beat President Barack Obama in 2012.  He just hasn't decided whether he'll try.  —  The Republican governor said Tuesday his chances of beating Obama would be “quite good …
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Martin Fackler / New York Times:
Japan to Cancel Plan to Build More Nuclear Plants
Cheyenne Hopkins / American Banker:
State AGs Offer New Settlement Terms to Mortgage Servicers
Discussion: Firedoglake and naked capitalism
Ron Bloom / White House.gov Blog:
How Tough Love Averted Catastrophe & Led to 4,200 New American Jobs
Discussion: The Hill and Emptywheel
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
If “America Can Do Whatever We Set Our Mind To,” How Come Our Leaders Won't Set Their Minds on Jobs?
Lane Kenworthy / Consider the Evidence:
Taxes and work  —  Working-age Belgians, French, and Germans spend …
Discussion: Yglesias
 Earlier Items: 
CBS News:
Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver: Behind the split
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
CIA ‘deniers’ are the new ‘birthers’
The Atlantic Online:
Hillary Clinton: Chinese System Is Doomed, Leaders on a 'Fool's Errand'
Aharding / CNN:
CNN Poll: Democrats up 50-46 percent in battle for House
Discussion: The Hill