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Hotline Sort: Cheri Picking

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Indiana's first lady delivers a much anticipated speech, the NY-26 ad war heats up, and Pawlenty looks to compete with Romney on the money front. Meanwhile, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) still has no apologies. Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:40am

Hatch: Dems Need to Lay Off Big Oil

Sen. Orrin Hatch on Friday morning argued that Democrats’ targeting of oil companies is not only ineffective fiscally, it’s morally wrong.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:40am

Al-Qaida Retaliates with Bombings in Pakistan

A pair of suicide bombings—apparently in retaliation for the killing of Osama bin Laden— killed at least 80 people in northwest Pakistan early Friday.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:40am

Government Fears too Much Disclosure in bin Laden Raid Will Jeopardize Future Missions

The extraordinary interest in the U.S. government’s killing of Osama bin Laden has made public an unusually large amount of information about sensitive intelligence methods and the secret units of the Joint Special Operations Command, and not without potential consequences.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:40am

Video: Common's 'Explosive' Performance At The White House Poetry Night

Jon Stewart thought rapper Common's performance at the White House poetry night was positive but people huffing "Fox-ygen" might have seen it a little differently.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 8:40am

Ron Paul Running for President

It's official: Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, will seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, he announced Friday on Good Morning America.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 8:40am

Ron Paul Running for President

It's official: Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, will seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, he announced Friday on Good Morning America.

"At this moment I am officially announcing that I am a candidate for president in the Republican primary," Paul said. "Time has come around to the point where the people are agreeing with much of what I've been saying for 30 years, so I think the time is right."

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 7:40am

Democrat Pulls In Most Money In NY-26

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Democrat Kathy Hochul pulled in the most money among the three candidates in the special election in New York's 26th District, netting over $218,000 in contributions according to pre-special election filings due to the Federal Election Commission by midnight Thursday.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 7:40am

Government Fears too Much Disclosure in bin Laden Raid Will Jeopardize Future Missions

The extraordinary interest in the U.S. government’s killing of Osama bin Laden has made public an unusually large amount of information about sensitive intelligence methods and the secret units of the Joint Special Operations Command, and not without potential consequences.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 6:40am

Is 2012 Ron Paul's Time to Shine?

It’s official: Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is running for president—again.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 6:40am