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Official: Bin Laden's Wives Hostile in U.S. Meetings

Press secretary Jay Carney confirmed at a press gaggle with reporters on Friday that U.S. officials have had access to Qaida leader Osama bin Laden’s widows who were captured during a raid on his compound earlier this month.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 1:40pm

Reports: Obama's Mideast Envoy George Mitchell Resigning

George Mitchell, the White House's special envoy to the Middle East, will resign on Friday, according to media reports.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:40pm

Carney: U.S. Officials Have Had Access to Bin Laden's Wives

Press secretary Jay Carney confirmed at a press gaggle with reporters on Friday that U.S. officials have had access to Qaida leader Osama bin Laden’s widows who were captured during a raid on his compound earlier this month.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:40pm

Report: Social Security, Medicare Funds Running Out Sooner Than Expected

The country's two marquee social insurance programs, Social Security and Medicare, face worsening fiscal conditions driven by near-term economic challenges and long-term trends of population aging and health care costs, according to the annual report released by the two entitlements' board of trustees.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:40pm

PICTURES: And Now, the Situation Room with Just Women

In a new parody photo, figures are once again cropped out of the Situation Room picture taken during the bin Laden raid. But this time, it's not the women who are missing.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:40pm

Obama to Deliver Major Address on Middle East and North Africa

President Obama will deliver a major speech on the Middle East and North Africa next Thursday at the State Department, White House press secretary Jay Carney told a gaggle of reporters on Friday.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:40pm

Hoyer Urges Colleges to Inform Students on Health Reform

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer is pushing for colleges in his district to add courses in health care reform to their curriculum.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:40pm

FCC's Baker Defends Her Move to Lobbying

Federal Communications Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker on Friday defended her decision to leave the agency and become a lobbyist.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 11:40am

First Lawsuit Filed for Bin Laden Death Photos

The first lawsuit for the release of Osama bin Laden's postmortem photograph has been filed by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch this morning. "This is arguably as important as any lawsuit we've filed," said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton at a D.C. press conference on Friday morning.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 11:40am

Kohl Not Running For Re-Election

Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) announced Friday that he will not run for re-election in 2012, putting a battleground seat Democrats have held for over five decades squarely in play for the upcoming elections.

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 - 11:40am