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Social Media Reacts to Osama Bin Laden's Death

Social media was buzzing Sunday night as President Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden had been killed.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 12:40am

Officials React to Osama Bin Laden Death

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden broke the dramatic news themselves to top Republican and Democratic congressional leaders in telephone calls in the evening before Obama’s televised announcement -- prompting a wave of bipartisan celebration.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 12:40am

Congress Responds: Westmoreland Says It's a Great Day

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, told National Journal that bin Laden's death represented an "uplifting" moment for the United States.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 12:40am

TEXT: President George W. Bush's Statement on Osama Bin Laden's Death

Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 12:40am

Timeline: Osama bin Laden's Life and Death

1957: Osama bin Laden is born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is 17th of 52 children. His father, Mohammed Bin Laden was the country's wealthiest construction magnate.

Posted: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 12:40am

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

Osama bin Laden is dead, reports CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and several other news agencies. The U.S. government has the Al-Qaeda leader's body, which was recovered in a mansion outside of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 11:40pm

Bin Laden Is Dead, Obama Declares

President Obama will tell the nation on Sunday night that Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden is dead, National Journalhas learned. 

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 11:40pm

Obama to Address the Nation at 10:30 PM

In a move that surprised Washington, the White House announced on Sunday night that the president would make a statement from the White House at 10:30 P.M. EST. White House officials would not say what the statement was regarding and senior officials were keeping mum in response to queries from National Journal and other news outlets. 

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 10:40pm

Bachmann to Skip First Presidential Debate in

Add another tally to the count of GOP presidential hopefuls who will not be participating in what is shaping up to be a lackluster “kickoff” candidate debate on Thursday in South Carolina: Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., unceremoniously announced in a Fox News Sunday appearance that she will bypass the network’s cosponsored event.

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 6:40pm

Shuttle Launch Delayed Further; Crew Head to Houston

The space shuttle Endeavour will not launch this week, and the six shuttle astronauts have gone back to Houston for training, NASA said on Sunday.

Posted: Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 6:40pm