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N2K: The Obama-JSOC Relationship is a Symbol of a Changing President

Marc Ambinder, who has been reporting on the Joint Special Operations Command, talks about President Obama's unusually close contact with the special forces behind the Osama bin Laden raid and killing. Obama will meet some of the commandos on Friday in Fort Campbell, Ky.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:40pm

Obama Speaks at the WH Cinco de Mayo Reception

After traveling to New York on Thursday, President Obama welcomed guests to the White House Cinco de Mayo reception.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:40pm

Lawmaker: Sony Casting Itself as the Victim

Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., chairwoman of House Energy and Commerce subcommittee looking into the recent breach of Sony’s PlayStation Network, said on Thursday that the company appears more focused on casting itself as the victim than on providing answers that could help avert future incidents.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:40pm

Trains a Target for al-Qaida, DHS Says

The terrorist group al-Qaida had considered a plot to attack U.S. trains on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, but there is no information pointing to an imminent threat against U.S. railroads, the Homeland Security Department said on Thursday.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:40pm

Lawmakers Propose Giving Energy Authority Over Utilities During Cyber Emergencies

Federal officials, lawmakers and industry leaders have reached consensus that any forthcoming cybersecurity legislation should grant the Energy Department authority to order utilities to take action when there is an emergency threat to critical elements of the electricity grid.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:40pm

How to Force the Release of Bin Laden's Death Photo

It may be possible to force President Obama's hand in releasing the postmortem photograph of Osama bin Laden, say lawyers with extensive knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:40pm

Report: Fox News Terminates Contracts With Gingrich and Santorum

In the kabuki that is signaling your intention to enter the Republican presidential nomination contest, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum have passed a key hurdle: Fox News has cancelled their contributor contracts, reports Politico's Ben Smith. Both moves do not come as a shock.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:40pm

Chambliss Has Questions On bin Laden Raid

The ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Saxby Chambliss, on Thursday questioned the Obama administration’s account of the Osama bin Laden raid, saying that CIA Director Leon Panetta gave him details on Sunday night that differed from what the president’s counterterrorism advisor, John Brennan, offered to reporters Monday morning.

“I’ll be honest, when I heard John Brennan make his comments on Monday, I thought, gee, ‘That’s not exactly what I heard on Sunday night,’” Chambliss told National Journal in an interview.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 1:40pm

Obama Gets Six-Point Bounce In Gallup Polling

Updated at 1:12 p.m.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 1:40pm

Obama Speaks to Firefighters in New York City on His Way to Ground Zero

Visiting New York just days after the raid on Osama bin Laden, President Obama declared: "When we say we will never forget, we mean what we say."

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 1:40pm