9/11/2001 Flashbacks

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NSA collection of phone data is lawful, federal judge rules

Of course this Federal Judge is not the final arbiter of this matter but it does put a bit of a damper in Snowden’s “I was right…I’m exonerated” meme.  Thoughts? Washington Post A federal judge in New York ruled Friday that the massive collection of domestic telephone data brought to light by former National Security… More NSA collection of phone data is lawful, federal judge rules

GOP Official Stands By 9/11 Tweet Accusing Obama of al-Qaeda Alliance

We’re still calling out the crazies… Mediaite Some chose to honor the twelfth anniversary of the September 11 attacks with a moment of silence, others through solemn speeches. Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, on the other hand, had this to tweet: As one can imagine, criticism was swift, both from the Twitterverse and from Ramsey’s political… More GOP Official Stands By 9/11 Tweet Accusing Obama of al-Qaeda Alliance

10 things you need to know today: September 11, 2013

The Week Obama delays strikes against Syria, Colorado voters oust two Democrats over gun control, and more 1. Obama delays military action against Syria to focus on diplomacy President Obama said Tuesday that he would hold off on military strikes against Syria and pursue a Russian plan to take over the country’s chemical weapons. Obama, facing stiff… More 10 things you need to know today: September 11, 2013

World Trade Center, Built With Union Labor, Is Now America’s Tallest Building

Think Progress One World Trade Center, which will replace the World Trade Center towers that fell in the September 11 terrorist attacks, became the tallest building in the United States this morning when workers hoisted a 408-foot spire atop it. At 1,776 feet tall, the building is now the tallest in the United States and the third-tallest… More World Trade Center, Built With Union Labor, Is Now America’s Tallest Building

Who’s behind the Boston Marathon bombings? 4 theories

The Week More than half a day after the explosions in Boston, police still have few answers. That hasn’t quieted the speculation Law enforcement officials don’t have any official suspects in Monday’s twin bombings at the finish line of the Boston marathon. And President Obama specifically urged people not to speculate on who’s behind the attack, which killed at… More Who’s behind the Boston Marathon bombings? 4 theories

The $1.2 Trillion Trap: What America Gave Up For 10 Years Of War Since 9/11

Think Progress […] By spending this much money on wars that ended up being America’s longest in history, the United States in some ways fell into Bin Laden’s trap. This money could’ve been used in ways that would’ve invested in America — securing access to health care, a decent education, and infrastructure for alternative energy.… More The $1.2 Trillion Trap: What America Gave Up For 10 Years Of War Since 9/11

Bush Credits ‘The Work That Was Done’ During ‘My Presidency’ For Osama Bin Laden’s Death

Oh my goodness! President George W. Bush frequently said that he didn’t know where Bin laden was and that frankly, he didn’t care where he was. Now he tries to take the credit for it? Think Progress President Bush sat down with USA Today to discuss the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and his… More Bush Credits ‘The Work That Was Done’ During ‘My Presidency’ For Osama Bin Laden’s Death

Al Qaeda No. 2 Killed In Pakistan This Week

Many people see President Obama as many things, but what they can’t accuse him of is being soft on defense… TPM News Al Qaeda’s new second-in-command was killed earlier this week in Pakistan, U.S. officials said Saturday, in a major blow to the group still reeling from the death of Osama bin Laden. Atiyah abd al-Rahman,… More Al Qaeda No. 2 Killed In Pakistan This Week