Success Has Many Fathers
Everyone is gong to take credit for this in the media. How much of it is true will take years to find out. Right now those who believe in Water Boarding say the info for the kill was gotten through that way, those opposed to boarding say the info was not gotten by force.
Behind heroes' furious storm (NYP) * Behind the Hunt for Bin Laden(NYT) * Risky Raid, and Tense Moments at the White House(NYT) * Series of Clues Led to the Location of Qaeda Chief(NYT) * U.S. Rolled Dice in Osama bin Laden Raid (WSJ) * Osama Bin Laden's death: Credit CIA's patience, President Obama's planning and Navy SEALs' execution (NYDN) * Phone call by Kuwaiti courier led to bin Laden(AP) * The Obama administration is wrestling with whether to release photos of Osama bin Laden’s body and video of his burial at sea. * Mission Accomplished: "[M]ade possible after Guantanamo prison camp detainees four years ago identified a courier who worked for bin Laden. * CIA chief feared bin Laden would be tipped off to raid **PM Update: The details of the Bin Laden raid were “corrected” by the Obama administration.
Sleeping With the Fishes
President Obama's confidence in the Navy Seals to get the job done spelled end of Osama Bin Laden (NYDN Ed)
America still needs access to all available tools if it is to win the international war on terror (NYDN Ed) *Bin Laden's death 'not a silver bullet' soldiers say * Through A New York Eye: A Bullet For Bin Laden(WCBS) * The cost of catching bin Laden? Half a trillion dollars and climbing
HE 'LIVED THERE FOR 6 YEARS'
MANSION WAS NO CAVE: Thought to be hiding in a remote tribal region, bin Laden was residing in an upscale Pakistani town. (WSJ)* Pakistan's bin Laden Connection Is Probed(WSJ)
The Bin Laden Killing Erases Democrats' Wimp Factor
Obama's ‘bin Laden bump’ might not dash hopes of 2012 GOPers (The Hill)* Popularity: Molinaro predicts Obama's poll numbers goes from the 40s to the 60s. * Remembering the decade of bin Laden politics (Salon)* Obama to Observe 9/11 Anniversary in New York * President Obama doing his first interview about the Bin Laden killing on "60 Minutes"
Mission Accomplished: Watching it live
Time is Up
Her mission's accomplished (NYP) * With the fishes (NYP)* Demon killed - Apple thrilled (NYP) * With Bin Laden's death, countdown over and sign can come down
Chatter dies down but NYC tightens up (NYP) * Obama Calls World ‘Safer’ After Pakistan Raid (NYT) * Mayor: Osama Death Doesn't Change Threat (NBC)* Police Step Up Efforts on News of Bin Laden's Death (NYT) * Bin Laden Gone, But City Feels Threat * Some 9/11 Families Fear Retaliation Attacks (WNBC) * Commuters Feel Secure Amid Higher Transit Security(NY1) * City Politicians Hail Bin Laden Death As Making City Stronger (NY1) * NYC Maintains Heightened Security After Bin Laden Death (WCBS)
The Families and First Responders React
Nothing but smiles for hero's mom (NYP) * Chatter dies down but NYC tightens up (NYP) * A Mix of Emotion Stored for a Decade (NYT) * A Mood of Triumph and Sober Reflection (NYT) * PHOTOS: Tears of happiness, remembrance at Ground Zero, across NYC (NYDN) * Payback' for 9/11 brings relief, joy to so many(NYDN) * Former FDNY Commissioner Reacts to the Death of Osama Bin Laden(WNBC) * 9/11 Family Members Show Mixed Reaction At Bin Laden Death (NY1) * Giuliani visits Ground Zero to celebrate Bin Laden's death (NYDN) * FDNY honors those fallen on 9/11 at memorial(WABC) * NY kin praise bin Laden death while nursing pain (WABC) * Former FDNY Chief: Osama "Buried Like a Gangsta" (WNBC) * Crowds Gather At WTC Site For Second Straight Night (NY1)* Man Who Told Bin Laden to Kiss His Rear Recalls His Famous Words (WNBC)
How the World's Newspapers Reacted
Internet News Revolution
Ground Zero it’s unclear whether there will ever be a demand for the kind of office space that once was located there
Obama Headed to Ground Zero on Thursday President Barack Obama will visit the World Trade site on Thursday, a trip that will come just days after a U.S. military operation killed Osama bin Laden.(WSJ)
NYC Muslim Community Reacts To Bin Laden's Death: For Many, Relief
City's Muslims hail demise of false prophet (NYP) * With 'Bogeyman' Gone, New York Muslims Hope for Closure (WSJ) * Local Muslims Glad Bin Laden Gone, But Some Not Thrilled With Method (WCBS) * Bin Laden Dead: Local Pakistanis React (WNBC)
The Post Pushes Cuomo on LIFO
A Case for Cuomo The Post’s eye-popping series of stories last week on bad-actor teachers is attracting some official attention: A key state lawmaker is zeroing in on the matter. That’s great. But real reform won’t happen unless Gov. Cuomo himself leads the charge. He’s got no time to lose.(NYP Ed)
CUNY SUNY Tuition Fight
Cuomo Backs Higher Tuition at Top SUNY Campuses (NYT) * Cuomo begs legislature not to link CUNY funds to SUNY (NYDN) * In a move that pits him against some fellow Democrats, the governor announced support for letting four SUNY research campuses set a five-year schedule of tuition increases.* Skelos Still Hammering Assembly On Prop Tax Cap (YNN)
Students, teachers sweating tests as parents rebel against prep (NYDN) * Teachers Union Heads Back to Court Over Release of Ratings (WNYC)
Taxman admits big co-oops! on taxes Switched the way it assesses co-ops and condos, suddenly raising the value for hundreds of middle-class homes by as much as 147 percent.(NYP) * Co-op, Condo Owners Vent at New Valuations(WSJ) * Co-op tax hikes scaled back to 10% after assessment bungle (NYDN) * Finance Mistake: During Council hearing ,NYC Finance Commissioner admits mistake in home assessments. * The 100 Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate
Campaign Contributions = Corporate Tax Breaks
The five top recipients of corporate tax breaks gave $7.86 million worth of campaign contributions in 2010, according to NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.
If the Legislature fails to pass a property tax cap and ethics reform, it will have “disrespected” the people of New York, Cuomo said.* Cuomo's Agenda: Pushing property tax cap and ethics reform.