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Manhattan Rep. Nadler: We killed bin Laden, now let’s leave Afghanistan

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), whose district covers Ground Zero, reacted Monday to the news that the U.S. had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. He called it a “wonderful occasion,” adding that the U.S. should now get out of Afghanistan. “This, I hope, will now give us the impetus for…

Al Qaeda may seek vengeance for bin Laden: U.S.

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US government urged police and the public to be on high alert Monday for possible terrorist plots to avenge slain Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, warning Western targets around the world were at risk. CIA director Leon Panetta, a key architect of the daring US special…

Reacting to bin Laden’s assassination, Obama hails ‘a good day for America’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama Monday hailed a great day for America after Osama bin Laden’s death, but Pakistan faced tough questions over the terror kingpin’s roomy hideout in a key garrison city. A sober but clearly relieved Obama said the world was a better place after US…

Santorum credits Obama for killing bin Laden, then accuses him of ‘indecisiveness’

In a speech today, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, a former Senator from Pennsylvania, did what few other Republicans have: credited President Barack Obama for his vigilance “in going after Osama bin Laden.” But then, he promptly turned that boat around and ran it ashore. “We have to continue to…

WATCH LIVE: White House briefing on Osama bin Laden with Obama’s national security team

Watch the live video of the press briefing featuring White House press secretary Jay Carney and John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, below, courtesy of MSNBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

The 5 craziest conspiracy theories on bin Laden’s death

With word of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden’s death whipping up celebrations across America, another cross-section of people are doing their best to convince the public that it’s simply not true. While it is the case that the U.S. government has not yet released photos of bin Laden’s body —…

Five bizarre GOP reactions to bin Laden’s death

WASHINGTON – The news that Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday during a U.S. firefight in Pakistan led to heaps of praise for military service members and President Barack Obama, even from his biggest political adversaries. Some GOP responses, however, have been pretty bizarre. Here’s a roundup of some of…

DNA test on bin Laden shows 100 percent match to family

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – DNA tests on the body of Osama bin Laden showed a virtual 100 percent match to relatives, and a woman believed to be his wife also identified him by name, a senior U.S. intelligence official told reporters on Monday. The United States was now reviewing a large cache of materials seized at…

WATCH LIVE: Obama awards medals, talks about Osama bin Laden

Watch video of President Obama’s ceremony to award Medals of Honor to Korean War veterans, and make comments about the death of Osama bin Laden, courtesy of MSNBC. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Meet the Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden

Robert W. Johnson The military team that killed Osama Bin Laden is an elite special forces group unofficially called Seal Team 6. Officially, the team’s name is classified and not available to the public, technically there is no team 6. A Tier-One counter-terrorism force similar to the Army’s elusive Delta…

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