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FILE - In this May 1, 2011 image released by the White House and digitally altered by the source to obscure the details of a document on the table, President Barack Obama, second from left, Vice President Joe Biden, left, Secretary of Defense Robert...

The Tease: Coming up on MJ

04/30/12 10:11PM

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) AKA Dr. No is in the house to give us his prescription for our bulging debt problem. He'll dole out his advice from his latest book, “The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington From Bankrupting America." NBC News Chief Pentagon Correspondent Jim Miklaszewski and Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Michael Leiter have new details about the Osama bin Laden raid - just in time for the one-year anniversary of Operation Neptune Spear. What intel did the Navy Seals score from the compound? read more

Occupy protesters prepare for May Day rallies

Occupy protesters prepare for May Day rallies

04/30/12 08:00PM

Occupy Wall Street protesters are planning coast-to-coast demonstrations Tuesday in honor of "May Day" or International Workers' Day. The protesters are calling for a general strike and are encouraging workers to stay home. The Morning Joe panel... watch

The Times takes a look at the men building NYC's tallest skyscraper

The Times takes a look at the men building NYC's tallest skyscraper

04/30/12 02:43PM

On Monday, One World Trade Center became the tallest skyscraper in New York City, standing at just north of 1,250 feet. This is no small feat, of course.New York Times photographer, Damon Winter, spent five days in July with the local ironworkers working on the building, capturing the progress.The Times' Lens blog is now displaying some of Winter's incredible images from his time atop 1 WTC.Winter captures the workers in their natural terrain high above Manhattan as they negotiate beams, have coffee breaks and carry buckets of bolts. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Monday, April 30, 2012

04/30/12 01:15PM

HERE'S WHAT WASHINGTON REALLY DOESBY ROBERT J. SAMUELSONWASHINGTON POSTThe real Washington has government paid for by the rich and well-to-do. Benefits go mainly to the poor and middle class, while politicians of both parties live in fear that they might offend the “will of the people” — voters. Political leaders don’t lead. They take the path of least resistance, which has been to do little except to find scapegoats — “the rich,” “special interests,” “liberals,” “conservatives” — that arouse their supporters’ angriest antagonisms. read more

Romney aide: It's 'divisive' for Obama campaign to highlight bin Laden killing

04/30/12 10:57AM

With Monday’s one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, the Obama campaign has been using the episode to showcase what it sees as the president’s leadership qualities – as well as to cast doubt on whether Mitt Romney would have made the same call.Team Obama lately has been highlighting a quote from Romney, in which he downplayed the importance of killing the al Qaeda leader. “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person,” said Romney in 2007.That contrast appears to have Team Romney worried. read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, April 30

04/30/12 05:49AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Obama jabs at Romney at White House Correspondents' dinnerRenewal of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan may complicate talks Clippers stun Grizzlies with late 27-point rallyHunt for Kony proves tough for U.S.Former Israeli Prime Minister: Don't strike IranObama, Bill Clinton team up on campaign trailAnother Mass. pol in 2012 spotlightEased tensions lower chances of Iran strike, experts sayWal-Mart’s plans for growth complicated by bribery scandalRights group: US asylum likely for China dissident read more