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7:25 PM ET, May 13, 2011

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Reuters:
Exclusive: Pornography found in bin Laden hideout: officials  —  (Reuters) - A stash of pornography was found in the hideout of Osama bin Laden by the U.S. commandos who killed him, current and former U.S. officials said on Friday.  —  The pornography recovered in bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad …
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Martha Raddatz / ABCNEWS:
Porn Found in Osama Bin Laden Evidence Trove
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
George W. Bush Gives First Public Reaction to Osama Bin Laden Death  —  Former President George W. Bush made his first candid public comments on the killing of Osama bin Laden during an appearance Wednesday at a conference of hedge fund managers in Las Vegas.
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The Note:
George W. Bush Eating Souffle When Obama Called About Osama bin Laden  —  ABC News' Devin Dwyer Reports: Former president George W. Bush said he was eating souffle at a restaurant with his wife and friends when President Obama called with the Osama bin Laden news.
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl retires  —  Wisconsin Sen. Herb Kohl won't run for re-election in 2012.  Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg  —  Wisconsin Sen. Herb Kohl announced his retirement Friday, a decision that sets up a competitive open seat contest in a state that has already drawn considerable national attention this year.
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Jonathan Weisman / Washington Wire:
Does the Huck Stop Here?  —  Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee looks like he'll give the 2012 White House campaign a pass, says Mr. Huckabee's top political operative. … Mr. Huckabee has told followers to tune in to his Saturday evening show on Fox News for what he calls a major announcement.
Discussion: GOP 12 and The Raw Story
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The Note:
Mike Huckabee Teases ‘Very Important Announcement’ Coming On Saturday
Discussion: Huck PAC, CNN, Weasel Zippers and TPMDC
Maggie Haberman / The Politico:
Mike Huckabee will show his hand on Saturday
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and FrumForum
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
White House Reacts To Mitt Romney's Speech: He Took A ‘Smart Approach Toward Health Care’ … Mitt Romney , White House , Romney Health Care , Carney , Carney Romney , Mitt Romney Health Care Speech , White House Health Care , Politics News  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration …
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CNN:
Mitt Romney hits back
Dan Carden / nwitimes.com:
Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home  —  Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes.  —  In a 3-2 decision …
Andy Birkey / Minnesota Independent:
High schooler challenges Bachmann to debate on U.S. Constitution  —  A high school sophomore from New Jersey is challenging Rep. Michele Bachmann to a debate on civics and the U.S. Constitution.  In an open letter to to Bachmann, Amy Myers of Cherry Hill, N.J., said, “I have found quite a few …
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Buying a Trump Property, or So They Thought  —  For many middle-class Americans, it is the most coveted brand in real estate, synonymous with sky-piercing luxury and can't-miss quality: Donald J. Trump.  —  Far from the New York City towers that bear his name, in cities like Tampa, Fla. …
Gallup:
Americans Oppose Raising Debt Ceiling, 47% to 19%  —  Thirty-four percent don't know enough about the issue to say  —  PRINCETON, NJ — By a 47% to 19% margin, Americans say they would want their member of Congress to vote against raising the U.S. debt ceiling, while 34% don't know enough to say.
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Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
John Ensign Sex Report Like Dime Store Novel  —  As unbelievable as it might be from today's perspective, there was a lot of presidential campaign buzz in May 2009 surrounding a trip Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., was planning to the early caucus state of Iowa.  —  Today, Ensign is no longer …
Discussion: Jezebel and Balloon Juice
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Gschwarzcnn / CNN:   TIME: Ensign Ethics Charges Referred to Justice Department and FEC, Lurid Details Emerge
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
U.S. Mideast Envoy Resigns After 2 Years of Frustration  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama's chief envoy to the Middle East, former Senator George J. Mitchell Jr., is leaving that post after two mostly futile years pressing Israelis and Palestinians to make peace, administration officials said on Friday.
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Aharding / CNN:
George Mitchell resigns as Middle East envoy
David Von Drehle / Swampland:
Newt Gingrich's Friendly Fire Problem  —  The main problem Newt Gingrich faces in his campaign for President is not going to be the number of liberals who don't like him.  It's going to be the number of conservatives who don't like him.  —  This goes way back.
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The Note:
Newt Gingrich Unveils Economic Plan
Marist Poll:
5/12: NY May Bid Farewell to 36% of Young Residents  —  A sizeable proportion of New Yorkers, including more than one-third of those under age 30, may soon be sending out change of address notifications, but those new homes will not be in New York State.  According to this NY1/YNN-Marist Poll …
Paolo Biondi / Reuters:
Gaddafi likely wounded and not in Tripoli: Italy  —  (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has likely been wounded in western airstrikes and has probably left Tripoli, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Friday.  —  A Libyan government spokesman immediately denied that Gaddafi had been harmed.
Jan Crawford / CBS News:
Daniels closer to deciding on presidential bid  —  INDIANAPOLIS — With 1,100 people chanting “Run Mitch, Run,” Gov. Mitch Daniels took the stage here Thursday night and did something he's never done before: He introduced his wife Cheri, and then he turned the microphone over to her to address the sold-out crowd.
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Jon Ward / The Huffington Post:
The Anti-Romney Primary: Tim Pawlenty Waits For Mitch Daniels To Decide
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Bob Dylan:
To my fans and followers  —  Allow me to clarify a couple of things about this so-called China controversy which has been going on for over a year.  First of all, we were never denied permission to play in China.  This was all drummed up by a Chinese promoter who was trying to get me to come there after playing Japan and Korea.
Discussion: ArtsBeat, Rolling Stone and Guardian
Lee Fang / ThinkProgress:
Jane Corwin Voted To Allow Women To Be Shackled During Childbirth  —  In the past, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (R-NY), the GOP nominee for the special election in New York's 26th congressional district, called attention to her economic views by declaring that, “we need to create …
 
 
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David Mdzinarishvili / The Atlantic Online:
Osama bin Laden and the Death of Democratic Weakness
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Daily Mail:
Al Qaeda's hardmen: New York terror suspect is wannabe model who worked as MAKE-UP salesman at Saks …
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Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
The “Al Gore Problem,” Defined
Jess Bravin / Law Blog:
Justice Stevens Okays bin Laden Killing
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