Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld applauded the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden under the Obama administration, but also highlighted the pivotal role their team played in the search for America's most wanted terrorist.
"It was also important that President Bush put in place counterterrorism strategies and policies, efforts that the military and intelligence have been making over the years," Rice told CNN's "American Morning" on Tuesday. "To work together better to achieve that kind of level of integration didn't happen yesterday. This is something that has been happening for quite a long time."
Washington (CNN) – The death of Osama bin Laden is giving a bipartisan group of House members who have long opposed the U.S mission in Afghanistan a new boost to make the case that the president should move to end the war in Afghanistan.
North Carolina Republican Walter Jones tells CNN President Obama should "declare victory" after taking out bin Laden and now come up with a timeline for wrapping up the U.S operation in Afghanistan.
Washington (CNN) - While the White House and the CIA deliberate whether to release a photo of Osama bin Laden's body, there's debate outside the White House on what impact such graphic images might have.
A key counterterrorism adviser to President Barack Obama said that if the White House does decide to release images, it wants to do it in a "thoughtful manner."
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama is seeing a boost in his poll numbers on how he's handling terrorism and the situation in Afghanistan, thanks to his Sunday announcement that Osama bin Laden has been killed, according to a new national survey.
But a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Tuesday also indicates no large bump in the president's overall approval rating compared to a poll taken over the weekend, but his rating has been trending upward since mid-April.
TOPICS: Death of Osama bin Laden, Obama approval rating and approval rating on issues, Afghanistan, worries about terrorism
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Washington (CNN) – A group of Democratic operatives in the early primary state of South Carolina is launching a new independent group to draw attention to what they call the "crazy" elements of the Republican base that hold significant sway over who the next GOP presidential nominee will be.
"I don't think it's a secret that the activists that control the South Carolina Republican Party are composed of a bunch of birthers, Birchers and bozos," said Lachlan McIntosh, a Charleston-based Democrat who created the group, called "South Carolina Forward Progress" along with fellow consultant Tyler Jones and web developer Brian Barrie.
(CNN) – The Basilica of St. John in Des Moines, Iowa canceled a screening of Newt Gingrich's documentary about Pope John Paul II, the church confirmed.
The former House Speaker and recent convert to Catholicism co-produced the film, "Nine Days that Changed the World." He was exepcted to speak at the viewing.
(CNN) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani praised President Obama for making the "tough choice" to capture al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
"There was more of a chance that something could go wrong with this operation than something go right with it. There would have been politically safer ways to do it," Giuliani said Monday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." "I think the president took a lot of risk here in the right way."
Washington (CNN) – Republican Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels revealed Tuesday he has consulted with his former boss, former President George W. Bush, about a potential run for the White House in 2012.
Although he wouldn’t divulge details of the discussion, Daniels, who served as Bush’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, said he is aware he owes people an answer about a bid. Daniels has said he would make up his mind at the conclusion of the legislative session in Indiana, which ended Friday.
Editor's note: Gloria Borger is a senior political analyst for CNN, appearing regularly on CNN's "The Situation Room," "AC360°," "John King, USA" and "State of the Union." Watch her on "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday.
(CNN) – In the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden, a picture is emerging of a long, complex, dangerous and circuitous route to the compound that was the site of the special forces attack.