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PICTURES: Obama to Ground Zero

Obama's trip to ground zero just days after the death of Osama bin Laden requires delicacy. In order to elicit feelings of closure over celebration, he will not be making a televised speech. The President will be touring a New York City firehouse and placing a wreath on the site of the attacks.Though Obama is without words today, we will be bringing you pictures from the commemorative day as it unfolds.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 12:40pm

After bin Laden Raid, Obama Visits

Just days after the raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound, President Obama returned to Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan, where he participated in a silent wreath-laying ceremony and told a fire station crushed by losses on 9/11 that "when we say we will never forget, we mean what we say."

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 12:40pm

Florida House Targets Individual Mandate

The Florida House passed a proposed constitutional amendment on Wednesday that would exempt the state from implementing a key part of the federal health care law.

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

Is Congress Quietly Set for a Jobs Compromise?

Senate Republicans and House Democrats both released comprehensive plans for job creation this week. That’s surprising by itself. Even more surprising: There's a decent amount the parties agree on.

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

Pence Makes Gubernatorial Bid Official

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) officially announced that he is running for governor of Indiana Thursday morning.

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

Breeders Battle for Right to Claim Hero Navy SEAL Dog

It's been reported that a military dog accompanied the Navy SEAL team that took out Osama bin Laden. But what kind of dog? What kind of dog?

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

Moving Closer to a Debt Deal by Delaying a Medicare Debate

The White House and House Republicans are working on a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling that would delay a decision on how to make major changes to Medicare and Medicaid till after the 2012 election, The Wall Street Journal's David Wessel and Damian Paletta report. In exchange for upping the debt limit but leaving entitlements alone for now, Republicans would get spending cuts and deficit targets.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:40am

Hillary Clinton Says Photo May Just Have Been Her Allergies

The iconic Situation Room photo of President Obama, Hillary Clinton and top national security advisers has now traveled far and wide on the internet. But the dramatic gasp that the Secretary of State gave in the picture doesn't appear to be what it first seemed. In a press conference in Rome, video below, Hillary Clinton explained that she may have just been reacting to seasonal allergies.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:40am

Land Passes On Senate Run; Pressure On Mich. GOP

Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R) has decided not to run for Senate against Debbie Stabenow (D), robbing Republicans of an opportunity to recruit a strong challenger to Stabenow and upping the pressure on the Michigan GOP to produce a competitive candidate for 2012.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:40am

Five Best Thursday Columns

Michael Hirsh Explains Pakistan's Two-Sided Relationship With the U.S.; Victor Davis Hanson on Inconsistency and the Rules of Fighting Rogues; Martin Feldstein on Minimizing Tax Rates; Nicholas Kristof on Honoring All Mothers; Peter Maass on the Media's Hand in Creating Inflammatory Images.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:40am