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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

In Raid on bin Laden, Little-Known Geospatial Agency Played Vital Role

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency does a lot of secret work, and it has 16,000 brothers, but their big brothers and sisters in the intelligence community often get the credit.

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

Poll: Number of Birthers Has Been Cut in Half

Remember last week's big story? You know, the one about Obama and where he was born? The country apparently has moved on.

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

PICTURES: Obama to Ground Zero

Obama's trip to ground zero just days after the death of Osama bin Laden requires delicacy. In order to elicit feelings of closure over celebration, he will not be making a televised speech. The President will be touring a New York City firehouse and placing a wreath on the site of the attacks.Though Obama is without words today, we will be bringing you pictures from the commemorative day as it unfolds.

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

After bin Laden Raid, Obama Visits

Just days after the raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound, President Obama returned to Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan, where he participated in a silent wreath-laying ceremony and told a fire station crushed by losses on 9/11 that "when we say we will never forget, we mean what we say."

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

Florida House Targets Individual Mandate

The Florida House passed a proposed constitutional amendment on Wednesday that would exempt the state from implementing a key part of the federal health care law.

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

Is Congress Quietly Set for a Jobs Compromise?

Senate Republicans and House Democrats both released comprehensive plans for job creation this week. That’s surprising by itself. Even more surprising: There's a decent amount the parties agree on.

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

Pence Makes Gubernatorial Bid Official

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) officially announced that he is running for governor of Indiana Thursday morning.

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