The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday May 05, 2011

By Jayson

May 5, 2011 4:06am

Compiled by ABC News Digital News Associates and Desk Assistants Claudia Morales, Jacqueline Fernandez, Jayce Henderson,  and Amanda VanAllen

The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson and Anne Kornblut: “In bin Laden victory, echoes of the Bush years” As President Obama celebrates the signature national-security success of his tenure, he has a long list of people to thank. On the list: George W. Bush. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Bush waged wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that have forged a military so skilled that it carried out a complicated covert raid with only a minor complication. LINK

The New York Times’ Mark Landler and Mark Mazzetti: “Account Tells of One-Sided Battle in Bin Laden Raid” President Obama decided Wednesday not to release graphic photographs of Osama bin Laden’s corpse, as new details emerged about the raid on Bin Laden’s fortified compound that differed from the administration’s initial account of the nearly 40-minute operation. LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut and Felicia Sonmez: “White House goes silent on bin Laden raid” President Obama ruled out publicly releasing photographs of the deceased Osama bin Laden on Wednesday, and White House officials said they would give no new details about the raid on his compound in Pakistan, an information clampdown that followed fitful attempts to craft a riveting narrative about the killing of al-Qaeda’s leader. LINK

NY Daily News’ Mark Stout: “Obama is Right to Keep Osama Photos Secret: They Won't Convince Paranoids, but Will Inflame Radicals” After a vigorous debate inside his administration, President Obama has decided not to release the Navy SEALs’ photographs of the dead Osama Bin Laden. LINK

USA Today’s Kevin Johnson and Mimi Hall: “Bin Laden raid nets ‘significant’ information cache” The cache of information seized from the Pakistani compound of Osama bin Laden and his reliance on couriers suggests that the terror leader — despite nearly a decade spent in hiding — still sought to provide strategic guidance to terrorists within the organization, a U.S. government official said Wednesday. LINK

The Boston Globe’s Lisa Wangsness: “Rejoicing over death of Bin Laden debated” There were shouts of jubilation and rounds of the national anthem, blaring vuvuzelas and chants of “USA!’’ On Boston Common, in Lower Manhattan, and on the White House plaza, frenzied celebrations erupted after the news broke of Osama bin Laden’s death. 

Politico’s Jennifer Epstein: “Lindsey Graham: Photo decision a ‘mistake’” South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham says President Barack Obama’s decision not to release photos of Osama bin Laden’s corpse is “a mistake” that will “unnecessarily prolong this debate” over the photos and whether bin Laden is actually dead. “The whole purpose of sending our soldiers into the compound, rather than an aerial bombardment, was to obtain indisputable proof of bin Laden’s death,” Graham said. LINK

LA Times’ Shane Goldmacher: “California Has $2 Billion in Unexpected Tax Revenue” State officials are reporting an unexpected $2-billion surge in tax receipts that will help lawmakers close the remaining $15-billion budget deficit, and the Capitol is humming with hope that more is coming. LINK

The Hills’ Bernie Becker: “Members Eager for White House Tax Plan” Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are eager for the Obama administration to release its blueprint for corporate tax reform. Members said the unveiling of the plan would help move the reform discussion forward into specifics and provide a starting point for congressional action. “I frankly would welcome any proposal that the administration has on tax reform,” Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, told reporters Wednesday. “We’re having conversations. I know they’re looking at things.” LINK

Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols: “Obama Said to Consider India Envoy Roemer for Commerce Post” Timothy Roemer, the U.S. envoy to India who is set to leave that post next month, is among the candidates being considered by President Barack Obama to become the next commerce secretary, according to people familiar with the selection process. Roemer is among several contenders to fill the job being vacated by Gary Locke, whom Obama has nominated to be the U.S. ambassador to China. LINK

ABC News’ Amy Walter: Getting Beyond Red and Blue: Pew Study Seeks to Define American Voters” Given the amount of time and energy we spend trying to classify/decode/evaluate the views and opinions of American voters, a new study by Pew Research is worth paying attention to as we go forward into the 2012 campaign. This afternoon, the Pew Research Center released its fifth Political Typology study. The study, which started in 1987, attempts to classify Americans "on the basis of a broad range of value orientations rather than just on the basis of party identification" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King Jr. and Valerie Baurelein: “Off to a Slow Start in South Carolina” Patrick Haddon, like a lot of top Republicans in this key primary state, is feeling a little forlorn. LINK

“Obama Won't Release Osama Bin Laden Photo” LINK

Sen. Susan Collins: Elevate Terror Threat Level” LINK

“Jim Risch: Harsh Interrogation Helped 'Initial Thread'” LINK

“Osama Bin Laden Hiding Place: Did Pakistan Know?” LINK

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