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2:36 AM ET, May 11, 2011


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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 …
Pam Benson / CNN:
Bin Laden death photos to be shown to some members of Congress  —  Washington (CNN) — Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee, as well as those in the equivalent House committees, will be allowed to view the photographs taken of Osama bin Laden …
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’
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 …
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
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
In Border City Talk, Obama Urges G.O.P. to Help Overhaul Immigration Law
Discussion: New York Magazine
Scott Wong / The Politico:
Democrats to reintroduce DREAM Act  —  Senate Democrats will re-introduce the long-stalled DREAM Act, hoping to tap into momentum from President Barack Obama's speech along the border Tuesday about America's need to pass comprehensive immigration reform.  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid …
The Huffington Post:
Reid To Boehner: If You Want $2 Trillion In Cuts, Start With Oil And Gas Tax Breaks … Harry Reid , John Boehner , Debt Ceiling , Boehner Oil And Gas , Debt Reid , Reid Debt Ceiling , Reid Oil And Gas , Politics News  —  WASHINGTON — Less than a day after House Speaker John Boehner …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Budget chief wants plan with 50-50 split between spending cuts and tax hikes
Gschwarzcnn / CNN:
Senate Democrats set to attack big oil tax subsidies
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.
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
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.
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
Benjy Sarlin / TPMDC:
Rand Paul Suggests Conspiracy In Labor Fight: ‘Mr. President, Do You Have An Enemies List?’  —  Speaking at the Chamber of Commerce's national headquarters in Washington, D.C., South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) joined Republican lawmakers Tuesday to decry the National Labor Relations Board …
Discussion: Oliver Willis and Washington Post
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
GOP Sen. Rand Paul questions whether White House has ‘enemies list’
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.
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.
Discussion: News Hounds
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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: and Jezebel
Hannah Hess / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Ill. lawmaker says raising obese kids should cost parents at tax time  —  • An Illinois lawmaker says parents who have obese children should lose their state tax deduction.  —  “It's the parents' responsibility that have obese kids,” said state Sen. Shane Cultra, R-Onarga.
Cheyenne Hopkins / American Banker:
State AGs Offer New Settlement Terms to Mortgage Servicers  —  WASHINGTON — After months of stalemate, the state attorneys general have proposed new terms to the top five mortgage servicers that drop some controversial provisions of their first attempt at a settlement, including a push …
Discussion: naked capitalism and Firedoglake
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Martin Fackler / New York Times:
Japan to Cancel Plan to Build More Nuclear Plants
Anthony Shadid / New York Times:
Syrian Elite to Fight Protests to ‘the End’
Discussion: The Lede, News Desk and Syria Comment
Ron Bloom / White Blog:
How Tough Love Averted Catastrophe & Led to 4,200 New American Jobs
Discussion: Emptywheel and The Hill
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
Microsoft to Buy Skype for $8.5 Billion
Daniel Bates / Daily Mail:
‘Maybe he was looking for the bathroom’: Family defends Yemeni passenger who stormed cockpit …
 Earlier Items: 
Marc A. Thiessen / Washington Post:
CIA ‘deniers’ are the new ‘birthers’
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The Atlantic Online:
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Aharding / CNN:
CNN Poll: Democrats up 50-46 percent in battle for House
Discussion: The Hill