Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, Maine Republican, likely will face re-election challenges for working with Democrats. But she can make key alliances with tea party activists and point to her record for fiscal conservatism.
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Angel La Liberte bakes muffins with her children Leo and Isabella at their California home. As Mother's Day approaches, Mrs. La Liberte and others are launching an online campaign to build support for older mothers.
Injured Libyans lie in an intensive-care until at Hikma Hospital in the besieged city of Misrata, Libya. Doctors say they are running low on medical supplies since attacks by Col. Moammar Gadhafi's troops on the port have halted boat traffic for the past several days.
Second-year nursing student Deborah Brown of Bryans Road, Md., checks the blood glucose level of another nursing student during class at Everett. All students taking medical professional classes wear scrubs to prepare them for their professional careers.
President Obama met with Cabinet members including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates. The administration will release a photo of the body of Osama bin Laden, CIA Director Leon E. Panetta indicated.
Rep. Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, has proposed cutting $6.2 trillion in government spending over the next decade as a start to dealing with the national debt. The plan relies on repealing the year-old health care law and deep cuts in Medicaid. (AP Photo)
Amended guidelines that ban smoking in more indoor public venues in China went into effect Sunday, but the changes were not expected to have a dramatic impact. Nearly 30 percent of adults in China smoke.
Displaced Cambodian villagers wait for assistance from government at a shelter in Oddar Meanchey province. A border clash between Cambodia and Thailand marks an escalation of a dispute over a holy site claimed by both. (Associated Press)
"Three Cups of Tea" co-author Greg Mortenson in 2009 shows the locations of future village schools to U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the opening of Pushghar Village Girls School in Afghanistan. (Defense Department via Associated Press)
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at a tea party rally Saturday at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. "I think one of our basic messages is, the government's too damn big," the Republican presidential hopeful said.