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Recovered Bin Laden Letters Show a Divided Al Qaeda

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Sitting in his secret refuge, hiding from the world, Osama bin Laden spent the last months of his life rethinking strategy, worrying about his legacy and struggling to maintain control over the sprawling terrorist network that operated in his name. He had grown disgruntled with far-flung offshoots theoretically under his umbrella and fretted that too many of the “brothers” were alienating Muslims with attacks on fellow believers.

A Delicate New Balance on National Security

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One moment he boasts about taking out America’s No. 1 enemy, and the next he vows to bring home troops from an unpopular war. For President Obama, the days leading up to his re-election kickoff have been spent straddling the precarious line between hawk and dove, and possibly redefining his party for years to come.

Hardly a Close Ally, Clinton Teams With Obama to Raise Cash and Votes

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Four years ago, Barack Obama wrested control of the Democratic Party after portraying Bill Clinton as a symbol of small-ball ambition and outdated politics. Now, as president, Mr. Obama is turning to his Democratic predecessor for help as Republicans breathe down his neck.

Two Parties Find a Way to Agree, and Disagree, on Student Loan Rates

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As President Obama wrapped up a barnstorming tour of college campuses in swing states on Wednesday, Democrats and Republicans agreed that they wanted to avoid a steep increase in the student loan interest rate this summer. But the chief issue remained unsettled: how to pay the cost of doing so.

Review of White House Staff Shows No Misconduct in Colombia

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The White House said on Monday that it had investigated its own staff members and concluded that none of them were involved in the prostitution scandal in Colombia that has ensnared members of the Secret Service and the military. Kathryn Ruemmler, the president’s counsel, conducted a review of the White House advance team that traveled to Cartagena in advance of President Obama’s trip there this month and “produced no indication of any misconduct,” said Jay Carney, the White House press secretary.

The State of the Union

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We take a look back at President Barack Obama’s annual addresses to congress, looking at his 2009 Address to a Joint Session of Congress, as well as the 2010 and 2011 State of the Union Addresses. Topics include the healthcare, the economy, and America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

May 6, 2011

Weekly Show

After U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden, America rejoices but the war on terror continues. The panel looks at the intelligence that led to bin Laden, the political and national security impact, and the strained US-Pakistan relationship. Joining guest host, Gloria Borger: James Kitfield, National Journal, Tom Gjelten, NPR, Peter Baker, New York Times, and Charles Babington, AP.
 

January 21, 2011

Weekly Show

As President Obama welcomes Chinese president Hu Jintao to Washington, the House GOP votes to repeal his healthcare bill.  Now, the focus on the State of the Union address & Mr. Obama's economic goals for 2011. Plus, the new wave of retiring senators.  Around the table: Peter Baker (NY Times), Doyle McManus (LA Times), Karen Tumulty (Washington Post) and David Wessel (Wall St Journal).
 

On the Radar: January 19, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: November 29, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar