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Latest Developments: Osama bin Laden's Death

National Journal brings you the latest developments and details in the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 3:40pm

Raw Video: Karachi Protest Over bin Laden Raid

Several dozen demonstrators gathered in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, on Tuesday, to protest against the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in a U.S. special forces' mission a day earlier.

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 2:40pm

Lugar Calls For Afghanistan Endgame

At a time when many Republicans are praising President Obama following the U.S. operation that killed Osama bin Laden, Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) is doubling down on his effort to press the president on an endgame for the war in Afghanistan.

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 2:40pm

Victory Lap After bin Laden Killing Could be Risky for Obama

President Obama can look to both Presidents Bush for guidance on how to react -- and how not to react -- after the successful operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 2:40pm

Teacher of the Year

President Obama smiles as the 2011 National Teacher of the Year award recipient, Michelle Shearer, speaks during a ceremony to honor the 2011 National Teacher of the Year and State Teachers of the Year in the Rose Garden of the White House on Tuesday

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 2:40pm

House GOP Pondering Strategic Vote Without Cuts

House Republican leaders say they may allow a floor vote to increase the nation’s credit limit without any of the accompanying spending or deficit-reduction reforms they have been demanding. The idea is to allow the vote, which they expect to fail, as a way to demonstrate that the idea of a "clean vote," being championed by President Obama and other Democrats, has no chance to pass.

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 1:40pm

Obama Honors National Teacher of the Year

At the White House on Tuesday, President Obama spoke about education policy, including his plans to revise No Child Left Behind, while honoring Michelle Shearer of Maryland with the 2011 National Teacher of the Year award.

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 1:40pm

Chart: Foreign Policy Matters More to Presidential Approval Ratings

While there's been some debate about whether Osama bin Laden's capture will have long term effects on the president's approval rating, which is up 9 points to 56 percent in a new poll, Nate Silver at

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 1:40pm

Oversight in the Age of Twitter

Who's keeping track of all those White House tweets for the sake of history? Darrell Issa wants the answer to that question.

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 1:40pm

A Moment of Pure Joy and Emotion

My youngest sister, Marykate, was only 9 at the time of the September 11 terrorist attacks. For people her age, there is no memory of the America that existed in a world of relative peace. After the news of Osama bin Laden's death came late on Sunday night, it was Marykate who reminded me that rather than being a purely political event, this was an emotional moment all of America could share. 

Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 1:40pm