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Joe Biden Enlists Jon Stewart And 9/11 Heroes For His Cancer Moonshot

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Vice President Joe Biden turned to Jon Stewart and 9/11 responders Tuesday, enlisting the aid of the people who forced Congress to pass...

Bretagne, The Last Known 9/11 Search Dog, Dies

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.07.2016 | Weird News

One of America's four-legged heroes has died. Bretagne, thought to be the last surviving 9/11 search dog at Ground Zero, was saluted by firefighters o...

Why Lindsey Graham Is Impressed With Jon Stewart, Who Mocked Him For Years

The Huffington Post | Scott Conroy | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- For years, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was a frequent punching bag for former Daily Show host Jon Stewart, who created and honed ...

Jon Stewart Didn't Mince Words During His 'Daily Show' Return

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

Jon Stewart is tired of Congress ignoring the men and women who rushed to help the people of New York after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Stewart joine...

Senators' Snacks Feed Jon Stewart Jokes

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For South Dakota Sen. John Thune (R), nothing says welcome like beef jerky. It's what he hands out to visitors of his Senate office. On ...

Mother Of Muslim 9/11 First Responder Says Republicans Are Insulting Son’s Memory

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The mother of an American Muslim first responder who died on 9/11 is calling out Republican presidential candidates for drumming up hatr...

Congress Shorted 9/11 Responders By $12 Billion

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Congress rushed to finish a 9/11 health and compensation bill in 2010, just before Christmas, supporters of the legislation were fo...

Jon Stewart: Congress Is Treating Health Program For 9/11 Responders Like 'Just Another' Bill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Jon Stewart on Wednesday lobbied Congress on behalf of 9/11 responders, it stirred up the desired publicity. But any sense of hope ...

Chuck Schumer Says No Point To Congress If Legislators Can't Renew 9/11 Health Funding

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) charged Wednesday that if lawmakers can’t renew health treatment funding for 9/11 first responders and sur...

Jon Stewart Sums Up Legislative Process: 'So F*****g Boring'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jon Stewart learned a new reason Wednesday to respect the heroes of 9/11 who have spent years lobbying Congress to help ailing responder...

Jon Stewart and 9/11 Responders Walk The Halls Of Congress

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Jon Stewart and more than 100 9/11 responders walk the halls of Congress Wednesday, they'll have plenty to say to lawmakers about r...

Support the Undocumented Workers Who Risked Their Lives After 9/11

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

With the Zadroga bill ending at the end of the month, we can expect the same politicians who get publicly weepy at 9/11 memorial services to go ahead and stiff those who personally responded to the emergency. As a nation, giving benefits to all those who were injured at Ground Zero should be a no-brainer, but this Congress can't even get that right.

Inae Oh

16 Sobering Numbers That Remind Us To Honor The Sacrifice Of 9/11 Responders | Inae Oh | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Thirteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, some first responders and rescue workers are still waiting to receive proper care and comp...

Immigration and Dying 9/11 Ground Zero Workers

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.14.2014 | New York
Ryan Campbell

The Zadroga bill running out in 2016 is only one of the complications faced by hundreds of undocumented immigrants who worked to clear the still-smouldering wreckage at Ground Zero.

Amanda Terkel

9/11 Takes Center Stage In Wisconsin Senate Race | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 9/11 attacks have taken center stage in Wisconsin's Senate race. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is out with a new ad Wednesday going...

Feds Expected To Recognize 9/11 Cancer Link

Posted 09.11.2012 | New York

On the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the federal government is expected to recognize a link between exposure to toxic dusts caused b...

9/11 Responder Helps Injured, Sick Get Benefits

Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact

September 11 responder John Feal knows what it means to experience frustration on top of heartache and pain. Feal had spent days at the 9/11 site ...

Tom Coburn Vs. Rudy Giuliani In Latest Battle Over 9/11 First Responders Bill

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated with additional reporting by Ryan Grim WASHINGTON - Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), a licensed physician long known as the S...