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911 Commission

Need More Evidence That Bush Was the Worst President?

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
M.W. Jacobs

Some degree of blame for the 9/11 attacks must be added to that list of catastrophic blunders known as the George W. Bush administration. That list already includes some degree of blame for the culminating disaster of his presidency, the 2008 global financial collapse.

Mr. President, Release the 28 Pages

Michael Smerconish | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

Zacarias Moussaoui has just upped the ante on the White House to release 28 top-secret pages from a congressional report pertinent to a possible Saudi role in the events of 9/11.

Every Time Conservatives Mention Benghazi in 2015, Liberals Should Remind Them of September 11, 2001

H. A. Goodman | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

If their names were Clinton and Kerry, or Hagel and Susan Rice, what would Rush Limbaugh have said about their failure to protect America?

Are We Safer Now? Yes, But Not as Much as We Could Be

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Lee H. Hamilton

Wherever I go, the question is almost always the same, and it's to be expected, considering my past co-chairmanship of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, more commonly known as the 9/11 Commission. The question: Are we safer now?

Sam Stein

9/11 Commission Update: Threats Have Evolved, U.S. Hasn't | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The authors of the seminal 9/11 Commission report have produced a new study, a decade after the first, painting an often alarming pictur...

12 Years After 9/11: Understanding the Threats We Face and How Far We Have Come

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 11.13.2013 | Technology
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Every year on September 11, we mourn the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives that tragic day. We honor the firefighters, police officers and first responders who risked and gave their lives to save so many others.

Ron Paul: 9/11 Attacks Were 'Blowback' For 'U.S. Intervention'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) marked the anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday with a renewed call against U.S. military intervention, saying that the ter...

A Communications Network Worthy of Our First Responders

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 10.02.2013 | Technology
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

FirstNet is going to make sure we minimize any chance for communications failures during emergencies. Sadly, though, we have seen what happens when our first responders can't communicate, most notably on September 11, 2001.

Another Word for Propaganda

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Why aren't film director Kathryn Bigelow's claimed government sources, including employees of the CIA, in jail like Pfc. Bradley Manning? Or, at the very least, being investigated for their role in one of the most damaging leaks of national security information in U.S. history?

11 Secret Documents Americans Deserve to See

David Wallechinsky | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
David Wallechinsky

Many documents produced by the U.S. government are confidential and not released to the public for legitimate reasons of national security. Others, however, are kept secret for more questionable reasons.

CIA's 'Vengeful Librarians' Following Millions In Intelligence Effort

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

McLEAN, Va. — In an anonymous industrial park, CIA analysts who jokingly call themselves the "ninja librarians" are mining the mass of informati...

Andrea Stone

John Mica Has No Legal Power Over TSA, But Pushes The Jurisdictional Boundaries | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The powerful chairman of a key congressional committee is expected to release another scathing report on the federal agency that protect...

Andrea Stone

House Bill Would Authorize Czar To Watch Islamist Extremists But Not Other Domestic Terrorists | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House bill set for markup on Wednesday would give protection against civil lawsuits to those who report suspicious activity, designate...

Reflections of a 9/11 Commission Staffer

Kelly Moore | Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics
Kelly Moore

As we lay the flowers and bow our heads, I hope we each reflect on our responsibilities to one another. As the passengers of flight 93 did 10 years ago.

Andrea Stone

9/11 Commissioners: Still Much Work To Do 10 Years After Terror Attacks | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Glen Klein, an officer with the New York Police Department's elite Emergency Service Unit, found himself...

How Little We Know About the Origins of 9/11 and the Religious Zealots Who Perpetrated It

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

A decade after 9/11 we remain in ignorance as to what drove religious zealots formerly allied with the United States to turn against us, and what was the role of our ally, Saudi Arabia, the country of origin for most of the hijackers and their financing.

9/11 Commission Still Sees Airport Security Gaps | Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau | Posted 10.31.2011 | Travel

Despite the outlay of hundreds of billions of dollars and a vast reorganization of federal agencies since the Sept. 11 attacks, major gaps remain in t...

Tom Ridge: Congress' Inaction For 9/11 First Responders 'A Bloody Outrage'

AOL Government | By Dan Verton | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

The nation's first Secretary of Homeland Security said Congress has "failed" America's first responders by not acting on legislation that would dedica...

10 Years Later, NY Responders Communicate Better

AP | By COLLEEN LONG | Posted 10.10.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- On Sept. 11, 2001, as firefighters rushed into the smoldering twin towers, their radios went dead. Police on the scene couldn't hear order...

9/11 Truther Comic Book To Be Released In September

Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

Image Comics, one of the largest comic book publishers in the United States, is known for series like Spawn, The Walking Dead, and Savage Dragon. Now...

Why We Need a Fair and Public Trial for the Alleged 9/11 Perpetrators

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

A fair and public trial would reveal the motives and makeup of those who carried out the 9/11 attacks, and yet the very people who claim to be the most militant in combating terrorism have been the most effective in stifling that inquiry.

"Burying" the Truth: Nightline Reporter Channels Bill O'Reilly and Does a Hatchet Job

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Coleen Rowley

In a sad commentary on the currently disintegrating state of "main stream media", I found myself ambushed on Saturday, March 6th, just ten minutes aft...

9/11 Eight Years After

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

It was not and is not inevitable that we demonize each other when, quite frankly -- we are not the problem -- the terrorists are.

9/11's Dark Heritage

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

We still haven't quite acknowledged that our leaders never adequately warned the men and women working around the smoldering site that the place where they were flinging themselves into duty was a toxic landmine.

Why I Support a New 9/11 Investigation

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

After 9/11, I couldn't help but think about the FBI Ethics curriculum mandate: "We should never sacrifice the truth in order to obtain a desired result or to avoid personal or institutional embarrassment."