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White House Threatens Veto of Republican Health Initiatives

President Obama threatened on Monday to fight or veto three moves afoot in the House to hobble the health care reform law: one that aims to prevent the use of federal dollars to pay for abortions, one that takes money away from new health insurance exchanges, and a third that would expand school health clinics.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 7:40pm

EXCLUSIVE POLL: Insider's From Both Parties Give Obama High Marks

President Obama has received a major political boost—at least for now—from the successful U.S. military action that killed 9-11 master-mind Osama bin Laden, according to a National Journal Political Insiders Poll conducted this afternoon. Asked what the impact of killing Bin Laden would be the President's political standing, more than 90 percent of the Democratic Insiders and two-thirds of the Republican Insiders said that the Obama would see a "great deal" or a "fair amount" of improvement in his position.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 6:40pm

Today's e-Reads Updated: Video Game Companies Take Their Sweet Old Time

The New York Times reports that makers of video game consoles are milking the devices for all their worth.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 6:40pm

Sony Won't Testify At Data Breach Hearing

Sony will be skipping this week's congressional hearing held in its honor, so to speak. On Wednesday the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will examine the threat of data breaches after hackers stole personal information from 77 million Sony PlayStation Network accounts.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 6:40pm

Bin Laden Dumped Technology To Evade Capture

So it turns out that even if you away your phones and disconnecting your Internet the government can still track you -- at least if you're the world's most wanted terrorist.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 6:40pm

Debate Over Migrant Workers Arises in Vermont Health Care Bill

More than 2,000 people showed up at the Vermont Statehouse on Sunday to protest an amendment to the universal health care bill that would redefine who is a resident in that state to exclude undocumented workers.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 6:40pm

Did DNA Finger bin Laden?

His face is one of the most recognizable in the world, but in the end, could it have been DNA fingerprinting that proved to U.S. officials that they had finally nailed Osama bin Laden?

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 5:40pm

Al-Qaida Retaliation Would Drive Spike in Oil Prices

Global oil prices could rise and become even more volatile in the wake of  Osama bin Laden’s death if al-Qaida-linked groups in Yemen and other areas of the Middle East aggressively seek to avenge him.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 5:40pm

Ensign Takes to the Senate Floor to Apologize for 'Self-Importance'

Today is John Ensign's last day in the Senate after two years of sex scandal, and instead of slipping away quietly as the world is riveted by the news of Osama bin Laden's death, Ensign soldiered on with his speech apologizing for his own "self-importance." Speaking on the Senate floor, Ensign explained that when he slept with the wife of his best friend and top aide and then tried to cov

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 5:40pm

Bin Laden's Rise and Fall: For America's Youth, the Story of Our Lives

Last night, I was one of thousands who descended on the White House for a surreal and discordantly jubilant celebration - the closest my generation has come to a VE Day or VJ Day. The closest, but not the same.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 5:40pm