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Blair warns terror fight not over

Former premier Tony Blair, who played a key role in responding to the 9/11 attacks, said on Saturday Islamist terrorism remained a deep-rooted problem on the eve of the atrocity’s 10th anniversary. Blair praised Western powers for reducing the terrorist threat but warned leaders should not let their guard down…

U.S. says no deal cut with accused Mexico drug kingpin

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors denied on Friday striking a deal with an accused Mexican drug trafficker who said he was a confidential informant for U.S. agents and was entitled to immunity from prosecution. Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, the son of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, the right-hand man of Sinaloa cartel…

Obama: U.S. will not waver ahead of 9/11 anniversary

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on Saturday, US President Barack Obama reflected on how the United States had “finally delivered justice” to Osama bin Laden. Even as US intelligence agencies chased down what officials said is a credible but unconfirmed threat of an…

British PM: Britain, U.S. ‘lost some’ moral authority after 9/11

Britain and the United States lost some of their moral authority through some of the measures they put in place after the September 11th attacks, Prime Minister David Cameron said. Some measures, such as the establishment of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, had been a mistake, Cameron told Al Jazeera…

Anti-immigrant governor admits grandparents were illegal immigrants

By Zelie Pollon SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) – New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, a Republican who has taken a hard line against illegal immigration in her state, said her own grandparents came to the country illegally. “I know they arrived without documents, especially my grandfather, my father’s father,” she…

Nikki Haley: ‘I so want drug testing’ for jobless benefits

Gov. Nikki Haley (R) told the Lexington Rotary Club Thursday that she wants South Carolinians to undergo drug screenings before they can receive unemployment benefits. “I so want drug testing,” she said. “I so want it.” “The problem is that I’ve got to make sure the numbers work… It’s certainly…

House passes resolution to ‘never forget’ 9/11

The House of Representatives Thursday passed a resolution commemorating the decennial of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The five-page resolution was introduced by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and in it the House vows to “never forget” the attacks. “Whereas thousands of families have lost loved ones…

The top 5 Republican hypocrites on immigration

With the 2012 election on the horizon and Republicans scrambling to prove their conservative credentials, it can’t be long until at least one of them jumps on immigration as the hot, new issue to capture right-wing voters. But for some top Republicans, tackling immigration has a downside: their own hypocrisy.…

U.S. begins 9/11 remembrances amid new terror threat

Americans Friday began somber ceremonies to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks as armed police patrolled New York streets and subways to thwart a new Al-Qaeda-linked terror threat. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said there was news “of a specific, credible, but unconfirmed report that Al-Qaeda, again,…

Obama fires up campaign for jobs plan

An impassioned US President Barack Obama Friday cranked up pressure on Republicans to back his new tax cuts, deploying the fireworks of the campaign trail to promote his new economic plan. Obama traveled to the key 2012 swing state of Virginia, the political turf of one of his top Republican…

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