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Bush Declines Obama's Ground Zero Invitation

President Bush’s spokesman said the former president has declined President Obama’s invitation to appear together at Ground Zero on Thursday, citing a desire to stay out of the spotlight.

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 7:40am

Gas Prices: What Moves the Needle?

There’s no silver bullet to bring down prices at the pump, President Obama said in a radio address just last month.

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 6:40am

Biden: "Amazing" That Bin Laden Plans Not Leaked

Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he found it "absolutely amazing" that plans to kill Osama bin Laden were never leaked, despite multiple members of Congress knowing of the plans.

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 6:40am

Presidency at a Crossroads

The killing of Osama bin Laden is a telling example of the maxim to expect the unexpected. Just when President Obama looked like he was hitting his administration’s nadir, he oversaw top-secret efforts to kill the world’s most wanted terrorist.

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 6:40am

N2K: White House is Wary of Retaliation

Marc Ambinder describes the mood of the White House following the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces in Pakistan this week.

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 6:40am

Whipping The Debt Ceiling Vote

Previously updated at 6:34 p.m. on 5/4.

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 6:40am

House Votes to Defund Insurance Exchanges

The House voted to strip the health care law of an estimated $1.9 billion in federal money to help states establish insurance exchanges, but the legislation is not expected to go anywhere in the Senate.

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 6:40am

Comment of the Day: The Prodigal Son Returns

The death of Osama bin Laden has had a number of implications: for the war in Afghanistan, for the American political landscape, for the crappy and occasionally tasteless song-

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 6:40am

Today's e-Reads: Bin Laden Good Business for Google

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 6:40am

For Obama, Killing -- Not Capturing -- Bin Laden Was Goal

In the weeks before President Obama ordered Navy SEALs into Pakistan in pursuit of Osama bin Laden, administration officials weighed using American warplanes to obliterate the terror mastermind’s fortified compound from the sky or sending commandos on a high-risk mission to assault the structure from the ground. But there's one option the administration appears to have never seriously considered: taking him alive.

Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 6:40am