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Bin Laden Claims Responsibility For Flight 253 Christmas Day Bombing Attempt

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Osama bin Laden endorsed the failed attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day and threatened new attacks against the United St...

Jason Linkins

Flight 253 Incident Touches Off New Round Of Religious Profiling Promotion | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here's a collection of various luminaries, granted an audience on Fox News, talking about how the incident aboard Flight 253 should touch off a new round of intense racial and ethnic profiling against Muslim-looking passengers.

New Restrictions For Air Travelers After Christmas Day Bombing Attempt

AP | JOSHUA FREED and JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Extra pat-downs before boarding. No getting up for the last hour of the flight. More bomb-sniffing dogs. Airports worldwide tightened security a day a...

Botched Attack Revives Scrutiny Of Bush Intelligence Reforms

The Washington Post | Karen DeYong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The failure of U.S. authorities to detect a plot to bomb a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day has reignited long-simmering concerns that intelligence refo...

PolitiFact: Dick Cheney Falsely Says Obama Won't Admit The U.S. Is At War Against Terrorists | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his latest attack on President Barack Obama, former Vice President Dick Cheney seized on the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound jetliner to sugge...

Delta's Flight 253 Passengers Get Travel Vouchers From Delta After Foiled Terror Plot

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines Inc. is offering travel credits to passengers on the Amsterstam-to-Detroit flight that a suspected terrorist tried and...

Former Guantanamo Detainees Fuel Growing al-Qaeda Branch

Washington Post | Sudarsan Raghavan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former detainees of the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have led and fueled the growing assertiveness of the al-Qaeda branch that claimed respons...

Homeland Security, Watch Lists and Terrorists-in-Plain-Sight; Obama Confronts the Audacity of Bureaucracy

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Hanft

Obama's movement captured our national imagination. But the audacity of hope has been kicked in the crotch by the audacity of bureaucracy.

Sam Stein

Lieberman: The United States Must Pre-Emptively Act In Yemen | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, (I-Conn) a renowned hawk and one of the foremost champions of the invasion of Iraq, warned on Sunday that the United States fac...

Reboot America

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Shift the money to fund innovation. Fund anything green, clean and sustainable, and keep on funding it. Pick up the pace to keep pace with China's boiling green and clean boom.

Northwest Airlines Flight 253: Passengers Help Foil Attack On Detroit-Bound Plane

AP | LARRY MARGASAK and COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DETROIT — A 23-year-old Nigerian man who claimed ties to al-Qaida was charged Saturday with trying to destroy a Detroit-bound airliner, just a m...

Handling of Flight 253 Passengers May Have Missed Security Protocols

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Negroni

The fact that a second passenger was detained on Northwest flight 253 has security experts questioning whether the handling of the passengers on the ground created an additional risk at the airport.

White House Responds To Cheney: Your 'Bellicose Rhetoric' Did Nothing

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House responded sharply to criticism from Dick Cheney over the administration's response to a botched terror attack. In a blog post, White H...

U.S. Had Intelligence From Yemen On Nigerian Attack

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama is demanding answers on why information was never pieced together by the U.S. intelligence community to trigge...

Jason Linkins

President Obama Did Use The Word 'Terrorism' At West Point, Despite What You May Have Heard | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It seems to me that if the aftermath of the Crotchfire Attack on NWA Flight 253 proved anything about Representative Peter King (R-N.Y.), it's that hi...

Second Incident Aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 From Amsterdam To Detroit

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The same Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight that was attacked on Christmas Day saw another security scare Sunday during a conf...

Christmas Day Terrorist To Be Charged

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT and EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DETROIT (AP)-- Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (OO-mahr fah-ROOK ahb-DOOL-moo-TAH-lahb), a 23-year-old Nigerian man who claimed ties to al-Qaida, was charge...

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...

U.S. And Britain Close Embassies In Yemen Over Al-Qaida Threats

AP | ANNE GEARAN and LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN'A, Yemen — Western embassies in Yemen locked up Sunday after fresh threats from al-Qaida, and the White House expressed alarm at the terror ...

The More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abe Gurko

As citizens, in case you're the Jasper Schuringa on your next flight, or as politicians, who need to cut the lip service and demand results.

Obama: Flight 253 Plot Is Result Of 'Systemic Failure'

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the intelligence community had bits of information that should have been pieced together tha...

Obama Gives First Statement On Attempted Attack On Flight 253

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama says he has ordered a review of the nation's watchlist system and of its air safety regulations, and has asked...

Abdulmutallab Was In U.S. Database, But Not Official Terror Watch List Or No-Fly List

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A popping noise, an odor, then flames. What sounded like firecrackers was the climax of a failed attempt by a suspected terrorist ...

Umaru Yar'Adua Missing From Public: Nigeria's President Has Not Been Seen In Public Since November 2009

DailyFinance | JONATHAN BERR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Forget Austin Powers. The real "international man of mystery" is President Umaru Yar'Adua of Nigeria, who has not been seen in public since Nov. 23. Y...

Jason Linkins

Obama's Use Of 'Terror': Reporters Still Struggling To Use Internet To Verify Claims | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the last things I did in 2009 was to lament the awesome stupidity of a press corps that seemed unable to do even basic fact-checking, such as u...