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Zakaria destroys Rumsfeld’s Iraq war talking points

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld isn’t letting go of his talking points that support the U.S. invasion of Iraq following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Exactly 10 years after those attacks, Rumsfeld suggested to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Sunday that Iraq had been “hospitable” to al Qaeda before the…

North Carolina to consider banning same sex marriage with constitutional amendment

North Carolina’s General Assembly has scheduled a legislative session beginning Monday to consider an amendment to the state constitution that would define marriage as solely between one man and one woman. “This is about far more than gay marriage or LGBT people in our state,” said Anthony J. Pugliese, a…

Perry skips out on wildfires’ press conference

Republican presidential front runner Rick Perry is possibly facing criticism for his handling of Texas’ wildfires. According to Fox News, Perry skipped out on a scheduled press conference Saturday afternoon. There was no word on Perry’s absence until after the event, when his office explained that the governor didn’t want to make…

Lawsuit accuses Chicago police of wrongly arresting and beating man

A man who was allegedly beaten by Chicago police officers has filed a federal lawsuit for excessive force, assault, battery, wrongful arrest and malicious prosecution. The Chicago Tribune reported that Ohesha Brinkley was approached by officers Juan Santiago and Zeyad Matlock while he was waiting at a bus stop and…

Republicans invoke ‘Ground Zero mosque’ in fight for Anthony Weiner’s seat

New York Republicans have sent out a flier in the days leading up to the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks accusing Democratic candidate David Weprin of supporting “a mosque at Ground Zero,” according to Politico. Weprin, a member of the New York State Assembly, is facing off against Republican…

Paul Simon performs ‘The Sound of Silence’ at Ground Zero

Folk singer Paul Simon remembered the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 by singing the song that first propelled the duo Simon & Garfunkel into popularity. Simon wrote “The Sound of Silence” in 1964, a year after the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The song took on a different…

Protest at US embassy in London during 9/11 service

A small group of Islamist demonstrators staged a protest outside the US embassy in London Sunday during a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Around 50 people brandished anti-US banners, chanted slogans and burnt a small piece of paper with a picture…

Krugman: 9/11 made Bush, Giuliani become ‘fake heroes’

This story may not be going away for a long while. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman lashed out at the commemoration of the 10 year anniversary of September 11th, labeling George W. Bush and Rudy Giuliani as “fake heroes.” On his “Conscience of a Liberal” blog Sunday morning, the…

Obama: 9/11 a day when ‘America came together’

NEW YORK — US President Barack Obama said he remembered September 11, 2001 as a day when a tried and tested United States “came together” in the face of disaster. “For me, like for most of us, our first reaction was and continues to be just heartbreak for the families…

McCain uses 9/11 interview to complain about troop withdrawals

As Americans were remembering the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Sunday was criticizing President Barack Obama for withdrawing troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, but at the same time, he acknowledged that public opinion would not stand for an escalation of military force. “Whether we should have…

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