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Senate Rejects Republican Effort To Undercut Obama On Terrorism

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted early Friday to reject a Republican effort to prohibit the United States from prosecuting foreign terrorist suspects in...

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...

Al Qaeda 'Lone Gunman' Approach: Small Attacks May Signal Shift In Strategy

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Ever since al-Qaida attacked the United States in 2001, U.S. authorities have worked to detect and prevent the next big terrorist s...

No-Fly List Nearly Doubles Since Christmas Attack

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — It starts with a tip, a scrap of intelligence, a fingerprint lifted from a suspected terrorist's home. It ends when a person is fo...

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 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 ...

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...

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...

Abdulmutallab Gives Up Intelligence On flips on cleric

AP | MATT APUZZO and EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A law enforcement official says the Nigerian suspect in the failed Christmas Day airliner attack has given up intelligence about a ...

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 ...

Malaysia Arrests 10 In Connection With US 'Underwear Bomber' Abdulmutallab

AP | JULIA ZAPPEI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia is holding 10 terror suspects with alleged ties to a Nigerian suspected in last month's attempted bombing of a...

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...

Senator Carl Levin: US Should Consider Drone Attacks On Al-Qaida In Yemen

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A Senate chairman said Wednesday that the U.S. should consider airstrikes, armed drones and clandestine operations in Yemen to defe...

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...

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.

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...