The New York Times: Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the most devastating attack on American soil in modern times and the most hunted man in the world, was killed in a firefight with United States forces in Pakistan, President Obama announced on Sunday night... The news touched off an extraordinary outpouring of emotion as crowds gathered outside the White House, in Times Square and at the Ground Zero site, waving American flags, cheering, shouting, laughing and chanting, 'U.S.A., U.S.A.!' In New York City, crowds sang 'The Star-Spangled Banner.' Throughout downtown Washington, drivers honked horns deep into the night."
Said Obama in his remarks last night: “Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.”
More: “We will be relentless in defense of our citizens and our friends and allies. We will be true to the values that make us who we are. And on nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al Qaeda’s terror: Justice has been done.”
A round-up of the nation’s headlines:
The New York Times: “Bin Laden killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan, Obama says, declaring justice has been done.”
The Washington Post: “U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden; Obama: ‘Justice has been done’”
The Boston Globe: “Bin Laden dead.”
The L.A. Times: “U.S. kills bin Laden”
The New York Post: “Got him! Vengeance at last! US nails the bastard”
The Guardian: “Osama bin Laden killed in US raid on Pakistan hideout”
The (London) Times: “Bin Laden killed by US special forces”
Der Spiegel: “US Forces Kill Osama bin Laden”
The Jerusalem Post: “Hamas: bin Laden death ‘assassination’ of ‘a holy warrior’”
Al Jazeera: “Osama bin Laden killed in Pakistan.”
Arab News (of Saudi Arabia): “Osama Bin Laden killed in raid.”
On “TODAY,” former Bush Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld took partial credit for bin Laden being killed, saying, “The key is the Bush administration and the Obama administration has put pressure on the terrorists…. That’s what led to the information being gotten. He also said it "very well could have been partly a result of the interviews that took place at Guantanamo Bay.”
The New York Post on the reactions by the families of the 9/11 victims: “For them, it's personal. The entire world rejoiced, but for those who lost mothers, sons, husbands, siblings, the amazing news of Osama bin Laden's death set off an emotional outpouring of a magnitude they hadn't felt since that dreadful day 10 years ago. There was utter elation that the evil leader of the feared terror cabal was finally gone -- but that was tempered with an aching sadness for those who were lost in the 2001 attack.”
Here’s AP video of the compound where bin Laden was found the morning after.
Turning to 2012, CNBC’s John Harwood writes in the New York Times that Democrats are bracing for a tough presidential race.
“Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), who is expected to be formally elected as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday, will no longer take money from political action committees for her personal campaign account after she takes her new position, according to a report by the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation,” Roll Call reports. “Tuesday will be the final day she will accept PAC money for her campaign account, according to the report.”