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VIDEO: Underwear Bomber Doing Weapons Training In Yemen

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) WASHINGTON - A video has surfaced showing accused Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab training with al-Qaida in Yemen. The video, obt...

Senate Committee Hearing on Ethics Report Disappoints

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

For anyone hoping the Justice Department would commit to further investigations that the White House instructed its lawyers to find legal justifications for torture, today was a disappointment.

Abdulmutallab Was Mirandized Nine Hours After Arrest

The Washington Post | Walter Pincus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 23-year-old Nigerian man accused of attempting to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day was read his Miranda rights nine hours af...

Abdulmutallab Intelligence Spurs Global Search For English-Speaking Terrorists

The Washington Times | Eli Lake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. and allied counterterrorism authorities have launched a global manhunt for English-speaking terrorists trained in Yemen who are planning attacks ...

Newt Gingrich WRONG: Says British Shoe Bomber 'Richard Reid Was An American Citizen' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED*** Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Tuesday, leveling harsh criticism against the Obama...

Pete Hoekstra Refutes John Brennan's Statements About Christmas Day Bomber Case

Talking Points Memo | Jillian Rayfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) fired back today at the assertion yesterday by John Brennan, President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, that four Repub...

National Security Remains Hot Political Battleground For White House, GOP

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is aggressively pushing back against Republican criticism of its handling of terrorism suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, sha...

Jason Linkins

Jeff Sessions Warns That Following The Rule Of Law Will Result In 'Dire Consequences'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you want just one taste of the essential stupidity of the politicization of the Abdulmutallab investigation, you need only look at today's Washingt...

Jason Linkins

Reality Lends Credit To Abdulmutallab Interrogation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thanks to an outbreak of reported-on reality, a beloved War On Terror talking point -- that the FBI's by-the-books interrogation of Umar Farouq Abdulm...

Facts Get in the Way of Conservatives' Abdulmuttalab Scare Story

Ken Gude | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Gude

The path the Obama administration chose for the interrogation of Abdulmutallab is directly responsible for his cooperating with intelligence officials and giving up fresh and actionable intelligence.

Top Spies Terror Warning: Shades of Bush

Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Stein

Which is it now -- imminent terrorist threat, or no threat? Certain or uncertain? Only last month U.S. intelligence officials were saying the Nigeria...

Abdulmutallab Given Miranda Warning After He Stopped Talking

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The decision to advise the accused Christmas Day attacker of his right to remain silent was made after teleconferences involving at least four governm...

An Intelligent Way to Enhance National Security?

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights First

By Daphne Eviatar, Senior Associate, Law and Security Ever since the failed attempt to blow up a Northwest airline carrier on Christmas Day, critics ...

Christmas Bomber Suspect Linked To Alleged U.K. Terrorists

NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

British and U.S. intelligence authorities have linked the young Nigerian at the center of the alleged attack on Northwest Flight 253, Umar Farouk Abdu...

Former Guantanamo Prisoners Apparently Behind Flight 253 Christmas Attack Over Detroit

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the al Qaeda plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines passenger jet over Detroit were released by the U.S. from t...

A Tale of Two Responses

Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Benen

Let's compare the previous administration's response to a nearly identical terrorist plot -- Richard Reid's failed shoe-bomb attack -- with the recent attempt.

The Palin Facebook Doctrine

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

When Dick Cheney pops up like a whack-a-mole on Cialis, and you can bet Palin won't be far behind. The Underwear Bomber and President Obama's response needed a special Palin edition

GOP Continues to Cower in Front of al Qaeda

Adam Blickstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Blickstein

This reality is that every time the GOP clamors for torture -- every time they say we can't try terrorists in U.S. courts or detain them domestically -- they embolden al Qaeda.

Thanks to Homeland Security and the Media, Terrorists Win Even When They Lose

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Ross

Media outlets are really good at turning the screws on other publicity-seekers, but are addicted to promoting the work of terrorists because they all profit from generating the same fear that the terrorists thrive upon.

Heathrow Airport Arrests: 3 In Custody After Bomb Threat In London

AFP | Sam Reeves | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON (AFP) -- Armed officers stormed a plane at Heathrow airport as it was about to depart for Dubai and arrested three men on suspicion of making a...

Border Security Found Out About Abdulmutallab, Accused Bomber, During Flight 253

LA Times | Sebastian Rotella | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. border security officials learned of intelligence about the alleged extremist links of the suspect in the Christmas Day airline bombing attempt a...

My New Year's Resolution: No to Nicking Knickers

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

The continued bombardments of people in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, Pakistan and Yemen are not giving us the peace and security we crave. In fact, the result is to the contrary.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) LAGOS, Nigeria - A young Nigerian man who allegedly tried to bring down a trans-Atlantic flight broke off contact from his worried parents only a...

From the Audacity of Hope to Hopelessness

Caroline Myss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caroline Myss

Exactly who is in charge of policy decisions in this nation -- the administration or a single would-be terrorist bomber?

Abdulmutallab, Christmas Bomber Suspect, Gets First Day In Court

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT (Associated Press) -- Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was tackled by a passenger on board a packed U.S. jetliner on Christmas as flames shot from hi...