Washington Examiner EXTRA: Latest news on Osama bin Laden’s death

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Washington Examiner EXTRA: Latest news on Osama bin Laden’s death

We’ve collected all of our coverage here. We’ll continue to update this post throughout the day.

Examiner EditorialBin Laden could run but he couldn’t hide from the U.S.

A decade ago in the terrible aftermath of one of America’s darkest days, President George W. Bush vowed that “I don’t know if it will be tomorrow, or next month, or next year, but we will get him.” Five years later, tough interrogation by the CIA of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and another Osama bin Laden henchman turned up the nickname of an especially trusted courier of the al Qaeda leader. Read More
Nate Beeler’s Cartoon – The End of Osama bin Laden

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News from the Examiner’s staff writers:

Emily Babay and Brian HughesCrowds rejoice at White House after news of bin Laden’s death

Flag-waving Washingtonians flocked to the White House after learning of Osama bin Laden’s death, cheering and chanting “USA, USA,” into the early morning hours Sunday night and all afternoon Monday.  Read More
Susan FerrechioLawmakers credit Obama, Bush for killing bin Laden

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill put aside their partisanship at least temporarily Monday and praised President Obama for the mission resulting in the death of Osama bin Laden.  Read More

Hayley PetersonA pivotal moment for Obama

President Obama’s announcement Sunday night that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a dramatic shootout with U.S. forces in Pakistan nearly 10 years after his al Qaeda terrorist network struck America will likely prove to be a pivotal moment in Obama’s beleaguered presidency and is likely to boost his poll numbers for weeks — possibly months — to come, according to experts. Read More

Liz FarmerSept. 11 victims’ families relieved, but say fight isn’t over yet

Washington area residents who lost a family member in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks said they felt relief upon hearing the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed, but doesn’t change their loss. Bianca Angelino Grimaldi, 34, whose fiancee Paul Ambrose was aboard United Airlines Flight 77 that struck the Pentagon, said after hearing the news Monday morning she felt numb. Read More

By: Brian HughesGOP candidates praise president they will challenge

Likely Republican presidential candidates were quick to hail the death of al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, with a few giving credit to President Obama in a rare sign of bipartisanship on the eve of a fast-approaching election season. Read More

Updates from the Examiner’s Capital Land blog:

Kytja WeirMetro: See something, say something

Metro riders should expect to see more uniformed police officers on their buses and trains as a precautionary measure in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s assassination.  Read More
Lisa GartnerGray: Be vigilant in wake of bin Laden death

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray issued a statement Monday thanking President Obama and the national security team for catching Osama bin Laden —and reminded District residents to keep their eyes open.  Read More
Commentary from the Examiner’s Beltway Confidential blog:

Michael BaroneAny political fallout from Obama’s Osama success?

Hurray! That was my first response to the news that Osama bin Laden was killed by American forces. Good for Barack Obama for authorizing this apparently high-risk raid right some 100 meters from Pakistan’s military academy. And shame on whatever forces in Pakistan connived in allowing bin Laden this refuge—and whose connivance made it prudent for Obama not to inform the Pakistan government in advance about the raid.   Read More

Susan FerrechioSenators say Obama may need to release Osama photos

The two top lawmakers on the Senate Homeland Security Committee say President Obama may have to release photographic, video or DNA evidence that Osama bin Laden is dead and warned that not doing so might make it hard to extinguish bin Laden’s influence. Read More

Philip KleinHamas leader condemns U.S. for killing Osama bin Laden

While most people in the world were celebrating the death of Sept. 11 terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas was condemning the United States for the action. Read More
Hayley PetersonClinton: U.S. must ‘redouble’ efforts against al Qaeda

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. must “redouble our efforts” to fight al Qaeda, saying the terrorist group’s violent attacks in pursuit of power “will not end with the death of [Osama] bin Laden.”  Read More

Philip KleinCouncil on Foreign Relations Prez Haass says it “strains credulity” that Pakistan didn’t know bin Laden’s location

Richard Haass, a former State Department official and current president of the Council on Foreign Relations, says it is not credible that the Pakistani government didn’t know the location of Osama bin Laden, and the news of his whereabouts raises serious questions about their commitment to helping the United States fight terrorism. Read More

Hayley PetersonObama: People are proud to live in the USA

President Obama praised the celebration of American patriotism rippling through the country in a speech Monday following the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.  Read More

David FreddosoRight bloggers on bin Laden’s death

Here are a few reactions to bin Laden’s death in the Right blogosphere.  Read More

Philip KleinThe Terrorist Next Door

Osama bin Laden’s death, while an important victory in the War on Terror, by no means represents the end of the war. And one of the biggest threats America faces is actually within its own borders. There’s been an increasing threat over the years from Al Qaeda-linked or at least Al-Qaeda inspired individuals and groups within the United States, as the Ft. Hood shooting demonstrated to us. Read More

Charlie SpieringVideo: Bagpipes play for crowds at Ground Zero celebrating Osama bin Laden’s death

As crowds celebrated the death of Osama bin Laden, bagpipers joined the throngs of cheering New Yorkers. Watch

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