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What Will Be the Impact of bin Laden's Death?

The raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is a great symbolic victory for the United States and its allies. His death also raises a myriad of new questions. For this week's question, National Journal asks the experts to weigh in on any, or all, of the following topics:

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 9:40am

Is There a Case for Alternative Transportation?

Summer is approaching, vacations hover just beyond high school graduations, and the cost of fueling up your beach ride is out of control. The price of gas, climbing steadily toward $4 a gallon, is one of the most tangible indicators to voters that the world is on the right or wrong track. High gas prices give fodder to politicians to push any number of public policy fixes, be it oil drilling, tinier cars, or more bike paths.

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 9:40am

Do We Need Four Years of High School?

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, to the disappointment of eager politicos waiting for more hints of his presidential ambitions, last week gave a fabulously wonky speech at the American Enterprise Institute on Indiana's newly minted education laws. On Daniels's list of education achievements is a new teacher evaluation measure and a voucher system for parents that want to send their kids to private schools.

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 9:40am

Video: Palin (Impression) Returns To SNL, 'Good Riddance To Katie Couric'

Tina Fey dusts off her Sarah Palin impression for SNL's "GOP 2012 Undeclared Candidates Debate." Fey as Palin: "It's just so great to be back on Fox News a network that both pays me and shows me the questions ahead of time."

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 9:40am

Hotline Sort: South Bend Shuffle

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) made his Senate bid official in a video that attacks Republicans for wanting to privatize Medicare and Social Security. Meanwhile, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) delivered his first address since stepping down as ambassador to China, while Tim Kaine and George Allen are running neck-and-neck in Virginia. Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 9:40am

What Sways Global Oil Prices?

And what can Washington's policymakers and President Obama do about them?

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 7:40am

VIDEO: North Carolina and the Hispanic Vote

Can Hispanics gain political clout in states where their numbers are growing? North Carolina is a case study.

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 6:40am

Fear That U.S. Can Grab Nuclear Arsenal Heightens Pakistani Anger

Last week’s U.S. raid into Pakistan is fueling one of the country’s most enduring—and potentially dangerous—conspiracy theories: that the U.S. has designs on Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and is prepared to send highly trained commandos into the country to seize control of the weapons.

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 6:40am

N2K: North Carolina and the Hispanic Vote

Can Hispanics gain political clout in states where their numbers are growing? North Carolina is a case study.

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 12:40am

Obama: Bin Laden Likely Had a 'Support Network' in Pakistan

After a morning of U.S. officials speaking of an uneasy yet important anti-terror alliance with Pakistan, President Obama underscored the theme on CBS’s 60 Minutes, saying that Osama bin Laden must have had a support network while he was hiding there but noting that Pakistan “has been a strong counterterrorism partner with us” since 9/11.

Posted: Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 9:40pm