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Obama advisor: Waterboarding didn’t lead to bin Laden kill

White House deputy national security advisor John Brennan Tuesday knocked down the myth that waterboarding provided crucial intelligence that led to the location of Osama bin Laden. “So we’ve been talking about the different details and methods that lead up to this moment, and obviously there is word out today…

Blagojevich back in court to face corruption charges

CHICAGO (AFP) – Prosecutors described the ousted Illinois governor accused of trying to auction President Barack Obama’s vacated senate seat as a greedy shakedown artist desperate for money. “The governor of Illinois was shaking people down,” prosecutor Christopher Niewoehner said in opening statements of Rod Blagojevich’s retrial on corruption charges.…

Pakistan’s president hails bin Laden’s death, promises probe

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AFP) – Pakistan’s president has dismissed as “baseless” accusations that his nation extends safe haven to extremists and insisted its long-term help was crucial to the US success in gunning down Osama bin Laden. Asif Ali Zardari’s defence came after Washington warned it would probe how the Al-Qaeda…

How US spies found bin Laden’s hideout

WASHINGTON (AFP) – It took years of painstaking intelligence analysis to find Osama bin Laden in Pakistan — but only three words “It’s a go” uttered by President Barack Obama to launch the strike that would kill him. Obama told his national security advisor Tom Donilon and several other top…

After killing bin Laden, US grills ally Pakistan

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States warned it would probe how Osama bin Laden managed to live in undetected luxury in Pakistan, as gripping details emerged about the US commando raid that killed the Al-Qaeda kingpin. Officials said DNA tests had proven conclusively that the man shot dead by US…

Texas House panel approves tax break for yachts

A tax break for those who want to buy yachts costing $250,000 or more will be considered by the Texas House of Representatives after Republican state lawmakers passed the legislation in the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday. The measure, HB 2187, would cap the maximum sales tax the…

National security adviser Brennan: Al-Qaeda is ‘in the past’ now

John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser and chief counterterrorism coordinator, said the death of Osama bin Laden is a clear signal to the world that “al-Qaeda is something in the past” during a White House press briefing. Watch below: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and…

Nevada Sen. John Ensign apologizes for affair in final floor speech

Nevada Sen. John Ensign (R) gave a farewell address on the Senate floor Monday in which he apologized for putting his colleagues in “difficult situations.” “When one takes on a position of leadership, there is a very real danger of getting caught up in the hype surrounding that status,” the…

Bin Laden’s wife acted as human shield: US official

WASHINGTON — One of Osama bin Laden’s wives acted as a human shield in an unsuccessful bid to save the Al-Qaeda leader’s life before he was killed in a raid by US special forces, a top US official said Monday. “There was family at that compound, and there was a…

American Muslims celebrate bin Laden’s death

DEARBORN, Michigan — Arab and Muslim Americans Monday celebrated the death of Osama bin Laden saying justice had been served, but remained wary of any Al-Qaeda reprisals, and said the scars of 9/11 run deep. A crowd gathered outside the Dearborn city hall shortly after the news was announced Sunday…

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