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VIDEO: Who is the Gang of Six?

A primer on the team that could craft a deal to bring Republicans and Democrats together on a plan to reduce the deficit and raise the debt ceiling.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 9:40am

WSJ: Somali PM Would Welcome U.S. Strike on al-Qaida in His Country

Somalia would welcome an attack on its soil by U.S. special forces to target al-Qaida militants, Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 9:40am

NJ POLL: Cooling Off Period Needed at FCC?

It was announced yesterday that Federal Communications Commission member Meredith Atwell Baker would be leaving next month to join Comcast as a lobbyist. She voted in favor of Comcast's merger with NBC Universal in January. While she cannot lobby the FCC for two years, she will be able to lobby Congress from day one.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 8:40am

Hotline Sort: Mitt Stop

Welcome back to Hotline Sort. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) readies a major address on health care and is already absorbing blows while Indiana First Lady Cheri Daniels gets set for a much-anticipated speech of her own. Plus, New York's 26th district special election may have come to blows ... literally. Here's today's rundown:

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 8:40am

McCain: Bin Laden's Death Proves Nothing About Validity of Torture

The death of Osama bin Laden changes many things, but not how Sen. John McCain feels about the use of torture to gather information.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 8:40am

Video: Jon Stewart Drops A Beat On Fox News

The only way Jon Stewart can express his feelings on Fox News's coverage of the controversy surrounding the White House's inclusion of rapper Common in a poetry event is through rap, "You're pigeons, on a statue, leaving little puddles of lie behind you."

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 8:40am

WaPo: Bin Laden Remained Focused on U.S., Became 'Lazy and Complacent'

In the last years of his life, Osama bin Laden appears to have grown nostalgic for the good old days. First, there were the images of the old man covered in a blanket watching clips of himself on the television. Now, the Washington Post reports that the terrorist leader spent the end of his life "searching for a way to replicate the impact of al-Qaeda’s most devastating strike."

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 8:40am

Will Mitch Daniels Run? Cherchez la Femme

Aides to Gov. Mitch Daniels insist that his wife, Cheri, will be discussing her role as Indiana's first lady when she gives a rare address to a group of political activists on Thursday. So why is she drawing a sellout crowd?

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 8:40am

Will Mitch Daniels Run? Cherchez la Femme

Aides to Gov. Mitch Daniels insist that his wife, Cheri, will be discussing her role as Indiana's first lady when she gives a rare address to a group of political activists on Thursday. So why is she drawing a sellout crowd?

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:40am

CDC: Road Crash Deaths Cost U.S. $41 Billion a Year

Deaths from car, truck, and other crashes cost $41 billion in medical and work loss a year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Wednesday, with half the costs in just 10 states.

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 6:40am