The recently released report from the Government Accountability Office that calculates the cost of incarcerating criminal aliens contains a shocking revelation: Three of the men on a national security list of aliens convicted of terrorism or related offenses landed citizenship after their convictions.

The news is buried on page 33 of the 71-page report, and GAO puts the best gloss on the revelation that it can.

No matter whether Osama bin Laden was killed this week or, as some claim, years ago, the irrefutable fact is that while he lived, much of his activity for most of his life was supported to varying degrees by the U.S. government.

Today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, (R-Va., left) announced that he is considering a test vote in the House of Representatives on the debt ceiling as a symbolic gesture for House Democrats to see that it will not be raised without additional significant spending cuts. Cantor's announcement followed a closed-door meeting of the House Republican Conference at the Capitol.

Former presidential hopeful Sarah Palin has tried her hardest to divest herself of her neoconservative reputation in the months following the McCain/Palin campaign. As a prominent favorite of the Tea Party movement, she began to sound more like a constitutionalist, although traces of neo-conservatism could still be detected in her speeches of recent weeks. That may be about to change, however, as Palin has reportedly "parted ways" with the neoconservative foreign policy advisers who have been writing her speeches and advising her on policy since she joined McCain's campaign.

ObamaPerhaps predictably, President Obama has enjoyed an increase in approval ratings since the announcement of Osama bin Laden's death on Sunday.