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Lawmakers Propose Giving Energy Authority Over Utilities During Cyber Emergencies

Federal officials, lawmakers and industry leaders have reached consensus that any forthcoming cybersecurity legislation should grant the Energy Department authority to order utilities to take action when there is an emergency threat to critical elements of the electricity grid.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:40pm

How to Force the Release of Bin Laden's Death Photo

It may be possible to force President Obama's hand in releasing the postmortem photograph of Osama bin Laden, say lawyers with extensive knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:40pm

Report: Fox News Terminates Contracts With Gingrich and Santorum

In the kabuki that is signaling your intention to enter the Republican presidential nomination contest, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum have passed a key hurdle: Fox News has cancelled their contributor contracts, reports Politico's Ben Smith. Both moves do not come as a shock.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:40pm

Chambliss Has Questions On bin Laden Raid

The ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Saxby Chambliss, on Thursday questioned the Obama administration’s account of the Osama bin Laden raid, saying that CIA Director Leon Panetta gave him details on Sunday night that differed from what the president’s counterterrorism advisor, John Brennan, offered to reporters Monday morning.

“I’ll be honest, when I heard John Brennan make his comments on Monday, I thought, gee, ‘That’s not exactly what I heard on Sunday night,’” Chambliss told National Journal in an interview.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 1:40pm

Obama Gets Six-Point Bounce In Gallup Polling

Updated at 1:12 p.m.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 1:40pm

Obama Speaks to Firefighters in New York City on His Way to Ground Zero

Visiting New York just days after the raid on Osama bin Laden, President Obama declared: "When we say we will never forget, we mean what we say."

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 1:40pm

Genachowski: I Never Discussed Internet Rules With Obama

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said Thursday he never collaborated with President Obama in developing and passing regulations to prevent anticompetitive behavior online.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 1:40pm

No Bin Laden Ambush Until We Get a Deficit Agreement

Tom Toles gets cute about the budget wrangling. What if we had waited for Congress to agree on the budget before the bin Laden mission?

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 12:40pm

Obama’s Big Secret: When He Knew About bin Laden (and We Didn’t)

In public, President Obama played a mourner, a science nerd, and a comedian. Behind the scenes, he was ordering and then monitoring the top-secret mission to get Osama bin Laden. This is a look at the face Obama was showing America from Friday—when he authorized a unit of Navy SEALs at 8:20 a.m. to charge the al-Qaida leader’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan—to Sunday—when he announced the decade-long hunt for bin Laden was over.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 12:40pm

President Obama Lands in New York City on Way to Ground Zero

President Obama on Thursday deboards Air Force One and boards Marine One at John F. Kennedy International Airport on his way to ground zero in Manhattan.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 12:40pm