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What We Learned: New Numbers In The Old Dominion

What we at The Hotline learned this week:

Posted: Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 6:40pm

U.S. and Pakistan Ties Amid Popular Distrust

The White House has launched an aggressive effort to defuse widespread American anger at Pakistan, with National Security Adviser Tom Donilon warning Sunday against any break in American ties with the strategically important country where Osama bin Laden was hiding for at least the last six years.

Posted: Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 3:40pm

Indecision for the GOP's Deep-Pocketed Donors

Wealthy Republican party donors, who have long been the fear of Democrat candidates, have a problem. Who should they back to get rid of President Obama? The more popular candidates seem unsuitable, but candidates with potential have been slow to come to the race. At this point in the race four years ago, the New York Times notes, the top tier of Republican candidates had already raised more than $50 million among them.

Posted: Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 2:40pm

Tea Party Dogs GOP on Debt Ceiling

Tea party activists have taken some lumps lately, but they’re not going down without a fight.

Posted: Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 12:40pm

Donnelly To Announce Senate Bid On Monday

Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) intends to announce Monday that he is running against Sen. Richard Lugar (R), two Democratic sources with knowledge of the decision have confirmed. The news was first reported by the AP.

Posted: Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 11:40am

Donilon Defends Pakistan But Says Questions Remain

It’s an uneasy new stage of an awkward relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan, but both sides are continuing to talk up the importance of working together. And Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., said he doesn’t see plans to cut off funding to Pakistan getting any traction. Also: What role did enhanced interrogation techniques play?

Posted: Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 10:40am

U.S. Releases Videos of bin Laden, Says He Was Still in Control of al-Qaida

Osama bin Laden was actively engaged in directing terrorist operations for al-Qaida from the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where he was shot and killed Sunday and appeared obsessed with how his image was portrayed, a senior U.S. intelligence official said.

Posted: Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 5:40pm

Huntsman Touts Exceptionalism, And A Different Approach

Count former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman among those trumpeting American exceptionalism, even in a time of achingly slow economic recovery.

Posted: Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 4:40pm

TEXT: Jon Hunstman's Speech to University of S.C. Class of 2011

Text of speech delivered to University of South Carolina Class of 2011 provided by Huntsman campaign.

Posted: Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 4:40pm

U.S. Releases Videos of bin Laden, Says He Was Still in Control of al-Qaida

Osama bin Laden was actively engaged in directing terrorist operations for al-Qaida from the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where he was shot and killed Sunday and appeared obsessed with how his image was portrayed, a senior U.S. intelligence official said.

Posted: Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 2:40pm