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September 11th

Devastating Report Exposes Unequal Treatment of BP Illness Claims

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has broken with his own past practices, as well as the evidence compiled by scientists and the experience of Gulf Coast residents, and refused to pay health claims filed by Gulf Coast residents.

Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden Being Built Around WTC Wreckage

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 09.26.2011 | Los Angeles

The City of Beverly Hills will soon be home to a new 9/11 Memorial Garden, thanks to a recently acquired steel artifact from the World Trade Center Si...

Watch: U.S. Officials: Al Qaeda On Brink of Collapse

Posted 09.26.2011 | World

The killing of Osama bin Laden and seven years of drone strikes against Al Qaeda's leadership have left the organization near collapse according to U....

Al Qaeda On Brink Of Collapse, U.S. Officials Say

The Washington Post | Greg Miller | Posted 09.25.2011 | World

U.S. counterterrorism officials are increasingly convinced that the killing of Osama bin Laden and the toll of seven years of CIA drone strikes have p...

Michael McAuliff

9/11 Health Czar: No Cancer Link To Ground Zero | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veterans of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and cleanup who are stricken with cancer had their hopes dashed Tuesday -- at least temporari...

America Unprepared: Are Budget Cuts Undermining National Disaster Readiness?

Irwin Redlener, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Irwin Redlener, M.D.

With the economy in dire trouble, no one is denying that austerity measures are essential. But diminishing the capacity of the public health system to respond to disasters is bad policy.

'Rescue Me' Donates 9/11 Items To Smithsonian

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 09.14.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON — Denis Leary donated props, costumes and other objects from his TV series "Rescue Me" to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Americ...

Andrea Stone

Uncle Sam Wants You To Volunteer Your Services On 9/11 | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- More than one million Americans are expected to volunteer in their communities on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...

9/11: How A Memory Is Becoming A Class Lesson

Posted 09.13.2011 | Education

What is a memory of a shocking and tragic day for many is now a history lesson for students. The New Jersey Department of Education released today ...

The Life Out Loud: Alison Thompson, an Angel in Action

MeiMei Fox | Posted 09.12.2011 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Ten years ago on September 11, most New Yorkers fled lower Manhattan in horror as the first World Trade Center tower collapsed in a paroxysm of glass, metal and fire. Not Alison Thompson.

Michael Calderone

Senator Calls For News Corp. Investigation | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.12.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- As Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. empire continues to crumble in response to the phone hacking scandal in U.K., one powerful U.S. Senator is ...

Mitch McConnell Drafts Casey Anthony Into the War on Terror

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

According to Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Casey Anthony verdict is precisely why the U.S. should no longer be allowed to bring suspected terrorists to trial in its civilian federal courts: because juries cannot be trusted to convict in all cases.

Greek Orthodox Rally To Rebuild Ground Zero Church

Posted 08.28.2011 | Religion

By Chris Herlinger c. 2011 Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS) With cries of "Rebuild now! Rebuild Now!" parishioners and supporters of a Greek O...

Father's Day at Citi Field

Alan Singer | Posted 08.22.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I spent Father's Day afternoon with a friend at Citi Field in Queens catching the Mets versus the Angels in inter-league play. It was a beautiful day;...

September 11 Death Count Increases By One

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 08.18.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A man who died last year of lung disease was added Friday to the official list of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. New York City's m...

Bin Laden Documents Help U.S. Piece Together Intelligence Puzzle

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is tracking possible new terror targets and stepping up surveillance of operatives previously considered minor al-Qaida fi...

Memorial Day: A Celebration of our Heroes at Home

Gary A. Officer | Posted 07.30.2011 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

As we contemplate the courage of our fallen heroes, let us also pay homage to the allegiance of our enlisted men and women and our veteran community.

Republicans Quietly Press for Dangerous Expansion of War on Terror

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

While Congressional Republicans argue publicly they're not seeking to expand the War on Terror beyond its current parameters, they're quietly making clear elsewhere that they intend to do just that.

Bin Laden Files Reveal Idea To Hijack And Blow Up Oil Tankers

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 07.20.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden's personal files revealed a brazen idea to hijack oil tankers and blow them up at sea last summer, creating explosions h...

It's Time to Bring Our Troops Home

Bill de Blasio | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Bill de Blasio

We have spent over $1.3 trillion on the security of Iraq and Afghanistan while at home, America's cities are struggling to balance their budgets and maintain needed public services.

Michael McAuliff

Eric Holder Names Class Action Lawyer To Run 9/11 Fund | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated to include an interview with John Feal. WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder named a veteran New York lawyer to h...

Preparing For The 10th Anniversary Of 9/11

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Plans for commemorative ceremonies, gatherings, and memorial services are underway. But how we understand 9/11 is still far from certain ten years later.

The Real False Sense of Security

Christopher Holshek | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

The flow of events may now be creating the conditions to expand our political and military room to maneuver on the Asian landmass and ultimately reorient U.S. foreign-policy priorities.

Can the Congressional Progressive Caucus Become Relevant?

Pearl Korn | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Can the CPC assist the President and our country by becoming a sane, clear voice on the issues that truly matter? And will our suddenly popular-again President hear them?

WATCH: Condoleezza Rice Insists 'Saddam Hussein Was A Threat'

Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sat down with Lawrence O'Donnell Thursday night on MSNBC's 'The Last Word.' O'Donnell discussed the de...