Obama hopes unifying pride carries over to political debate
May 2nd, 2011
08:50 PM ET
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Obama hopes unifying pride carries over to political debate

Washington (CNN) - The national unity that emerged in reaction to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has frayed in recent years, but some of it reappeared with the news that U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama told a dinner for congressional leaders Monday night.

At the mention of the successful mission to eliminate bin Laden, Obama received a prolonged standing ovation from his dozens of White House guests who included Cabinet members and top senators and U.S. representatives from both parties.

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  1. grrace

    Actually, I'd still like to see a PUBLIC TRIAL with ALL the EVIDENCE that prosecutes OsamaBinLaden. I will not be convinced that Bin Laden was responsible for 9/11 untill I've been able to see all the EVIDENCE layed out and argued in a COURT OF LAW!

    May 2, 2011 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  2. Bassman

    Pres. Obama's decision to go in and get bin Laden was an easy decision. Every man, woman, and child would say yes if they were told by our intelligence we know where bin Laden is. Should we go and get him? If Americans had learned that Pres.Obama was told that bin Laden was in a compound, and he did not go after him, Pres. Obama would have voted out of office.

    May 2, 2011 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  3. Kelby

    Hope left after the midterm elections.
    Take off the gloves and swing for the fences
    The GOP is out to destroy President Obama.
    The economy, the country and its people be damned

    May 2, 2011 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  4. once upon a horse

    Good Luck with that Mr President. Remember how long that "civil discourse" deal lasted after Tucson earlier this year?

    May 2, 2011 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  5. Bill in stl

    then lead the way Mr. President. Stop spending more than the country earns (yes I said earns) on an hourly basis. stop divisive remarks.... acted stupidly, stop rejecing all ideas other than your own parties ideas.... Be that unifying influence .... stop pipulist government and most of all get government off our backs. Stop the IRS from monitoring our personal choices... Stop this insanity and be the man in the middle brokering comproise!

    May 2, 2011 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  6. T'sah from Virginia

    PLEASE don't hold you breath, Mr. President – they still want you to be a "one-term" President and this "unity" will wear off in about another 24 hours!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!

    May 3, 2011 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    I meant to say "your breath"!!!

    May 3, 2011 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  8. Osama bin Laden Dead Dead Dead

    99.99% of Americans agree that UBL was enemy #1 and needed to be hunted down and killed. 99.99% of Americans do not agree with almost everything Obama and the Democrats have done and are doing to America. This is a rather feable attempt to gain political advantage from a military operation.

    May 3, 2011 02:15 am at 2:15 am |
  9. JJ

    It's nice to see our politicians conducting themselves in a cordial manner

    May 3, 2011 02:27 am at 2:27 am |