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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, accompanied by fellow Republicans, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday. (AP)
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, center, accompanied by fellow Republicans, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday. (AP)

The death of Osama bin Laden is still reverberating on Capitol Hill, where some members of Congress are calling for a cutback in aid to Pakistan until the country explains whether Pakistani military or intelligence officers helped bin Laden remain hidden for years near a military academy.

And, Republicans in the House of Representatives are now backing away from their controversial plan to transform Medicare into a program that subsidizes the cost of private health insurance for seniors. We speak with Gail Chaddock, congressional correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.

This segment aired on May 6, 2011.

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