Sources: Panetta to Congress – Pakistan either incompetent or involved
May 3rd, 2011
06:38 PM ET
3 years ago

Sources: Panetta to Congress – Pakistan either incompetent or involved

Washington (CNN) - CIA Director Leon Panetta told House members Tuesday that any way you look at it, Pakistan's role in Osama bin Laden's whereabouts was troubling.

According to two sources in a closed door briefing, Panetta told lawmakers "either they were involved or incompetent. Neither place is a good place to be."
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Filed under: Congress • Leon Panetta • Osama bin Laden
Trump receives backlash for 'stutterer' comment
May 3rd, 2011
06:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Trump receives backlash for 'stutterer' comment

(CNN) - It seems Donald Trump failed to see the humor in some of the jokes made about him at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday.

While he may have taken President Obama's one-liners with stride, the tides turned when "SNL's" Seth Meyers took the stage.

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Palin: There are serious questions that demand answers
May 3rd, 2011
06:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin: There are serious questions that demand answers

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin raised "serious questions that demand answers" about the successful mission in Pakistan that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. And she commended "fighting warriors in our armed forces" while speaking at the Tribute to the Troops benefit at Colorado Christian University Monday night.

In remarks posted on her SarahPAC website Tuesday, the possible presidential candidate reflected on the U.S. special forces mission in Pakistan and made recommendations for military policy moving forward.
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Santorum forms presidential exploratory committee
May 3rd, 2011
05:49 PM ET
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Santorum forms presidential exploratory committee

Washington (CNN) - Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum formed a presidential exploratory committee Tuesday filing papers with the Federal Election Commission.

The move toward a run for the GOP presidential nomination was also a qualifying step set by organizers for Thursday's first debate of the primary season. The event is being held in Greenville, South Carolina and is being sponsored by the state's Republican Party and Fox News.
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Filed under: 2012 • Rick Santorum
Huntsman takes big step toward 2012 bid
May 3rd, 2011
05:24 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman takes big step toward 2012 bid

Washington (CNN) – Jon Huntsman formed a federal political action committee on Tuesday, taking his first concrete step toward a presidential campaign since returning from his post last week as ambassador to China.

Huntsman filed papers with the Federal Election Commission to create "H-PAC," an organization that will allow him to pay for staff and travel to key caucus and primary states as he considers a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman
Senate praises military officials for bin Laden mission
May 3rd, 2011
04:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Senate praises military officials for bin Laden mission

(CNN) – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday praising intelligence and military officials for the operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden


Filed under: Osama bin Laden • Senate
Lineup set for first GOP debate; big names take a pass
May 3rd, 2011
03:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Lineup set for first GOP debate; big names take a pass

Washington (CNN) – The lineup for the first Republican presidential debate of the 2012 cycle is all but set, a GOP source told CNN Tuesday.

Thursday's debate in Greenville, South Carolina, sponsored by Fox News and the South Carolina Republican Party, will feature five potential candidates, the source said: Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and businessman Herman Cain.
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Filed under: GOP debate • South Carolina
New Nevada senator coming Monday
May 3rd, 2011
03:30 PM ET
3 years ago

New Nevada senator coming Monday

Washington (CNN) - Republican Rep. Dean Heller of Nevada will be sworn in as the new senator from Nevada Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, announced Tuesday.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval appointed Heller to the seat vacated by former Nevada Sen. John Ensign, who resigned his seat Tuesday amid a Senate ethics investigation.
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Filed under: Congress • Nevada
Obama on Sunday: A photo for the ages?
May 3rd, 2011
02:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama on Sunday: A photo for the ages?

Washington (CNN) - It may prove to be the defining image of Barack Obama's presidency.

Sunday, May 1, 2011. Obama is huddled with his national security team in the White House Situation Room, receiving real-time updates on the mission to kill or capture the most wanted man in the world: Osama bin Laden.

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Filed under: Osama bin Laden • President Obama
Bin Laden was unarmed when killed, White House says
May 3rd, 2011
02:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Bin Laden was unarmed when killed, White House says

Washington (CNN) - Osama bin Laden was not armed when he was shot and killed by U.S. forces in the assault on his compound in Pakistan, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday.

The al Qaeda leader resisted the assault on his compound, Carney said, adding: "I think resistance does not require a firearm."

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Filed under: Jay Carney • Osama bin Laden
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