Obama will visit World Trade Center site
June 1st, 2012
12:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama will visit World Trade Center site

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will visit the World Trade Center site in New York on June 14, a White House spokesman said Friday.

Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Obama would get a briefing on construction at the site targeted by the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Filed under: 9/11 • New York • President Obama
9/11 Commission co-chairs prod senators for cybersecurity action
March 5th, 2012
09:16 PM ET
3 years ago

9/11 Commission co-chairs prod senators for cybersecurity action

Washington (CNN) – Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton, who co-chaired the 9/11 Commission, weighed in Monday on a simmering disagreement in the Senate over the best way to address the nation's vulnerability to cyberattacks.

The two men, who now run the Bipartisan Policy Center's Homeland Security project, are calling on senators to take more urgent action on the issue of cybersecurity. They cite recent public statements by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and FBI Director Robert Mueller warning that the cyber threat is expected to overshadow other terrorist threats facing the United States in the not-too-distant future.

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Filed under: 9/11 • Congress • Homeland Security • Senate
Nation looks ahead with hope after remembering 9/11 victims
Bronze panels bear the names of the victims around the perimeter of the 9/11 Memorial North Pool before the tenth anniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center September 11, 2011 in New York City.
September 11th, 2011
08:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Nation looks ahead with hope after remembering 9/11 victims

New York (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Sunday evening helped conclude remembrances of Americans who died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a message of unity and resolve for the years ahead.

"These past 10 years underscore the bonds between all Americans. We have not succumbed to suspicion and mistrust," Obama said at the "Concert for Hope" at the Kennedy Center in Washington. "It will be said of us that we kept that faith; that we took a painful blow, and emerged stronger."

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Filed under: 9/11 • George W. Bush • New York • President Obama
Biden in Shanksville: 'These were Americans who knew they were doing something bigger'
September 11th, 2011
01:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Biden in Shanksville: 'These were Americans who knew they were doing something bigger'

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden provided a reminder of sacrifices made on September 11, 2001, during an exclusive interview in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King.

He discussed the gravity of the memorial in Shanksville, which commemorates those who lost their lives when they rebelled against hijackers and took over an airplane bound for the nation’s capital. The memorial also serves as a burial ground for those on board the plane.
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Filed under: 9/11 • Content Partner • Joe Biden • Pennsylvania • TV-John King U.S.A.
Giuliani reflects on impact of 9/11
Former Mayor of New York City Rudolph Giuliani speaks during the tenth anniversary ceremonies of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site, September 11, 2011 in New York City.
September 11th, 2011
12:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Giuliani reflects on impact of 9/11

(CNN) – Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani recalled having breakfast at the Peninsula Hotel in Midtown Manhattan on the morning of September 11, 2001, when he learned an airplane had struck the World Trade Center.

Giuliani described seeing the second plane hit and an “explosion” while he was en route to ground zero, when he “knew it was a terrorist attack,” he said in an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday.
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Filed under: 2012 • 9/11 • New York • Rudy Giuliani
Presidents Obama and Bush commemorate 9/11 anniversary
September 11th, 2011
09:39 AM ET
3 years ago

Presidents Obama and Bush commemorate 9/11 anniversary

(CNN) – President Barack Obama with former President George W. Bush commemorated the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place in New York City on September 11, 2001 in a rare joint appearance Sunday.

The presidents, first lady Michelle Obama and Laura Bush were also joined by former President Bush and Laura Bush’s children, Barbara and Jenna Bush Hager, as well as Henry Hager, Jenna's husband.
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Filed under: 9/11 • George W. Bush • New York • President Obama
Biden does not rule out possibility of 'lone wolf' attack
September 10th, 2011
07:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Biden does not rule out possibility of 'lone wolf' attack

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden says the country is safer today than it was 10 years ago but does not rule out the possibility of a “lone wolf” attack.

“There’s always a possibility of an incident occurring,” Biden told CNN’s John King in an exclusive interview Saturday. “But I do not believe there is anyone right now capable of putting together the kind of extremely complicated, planned operation that took place on 9/11.”
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Filed under: 9/11 • Joe Biden • Pakistan • TV-John King U.S.A.
Bush, Clinton speak at memorial for Flight 93
September 10th, 2011
03:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Bush, Clinton speak at memorial for Flight 93

(CNN) – Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton spoke solemnly Saturday at the unveiling of the memorial for victims of United Airlines Flight 93.

“With their brave decision, they launched the first counteroffensive in the war on terror,” said Bush, who appeared emotional as he spoke near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to families and friends of those who died in the crash.
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Filed under: 9/11 • Bill Clinton • George W. Bush
On eve of 9/11 anniversary, a nation reflects
September 10th, 2011
03:29 PM ET
3 years ago

On eve of 9/11 anniversary, a nation reflects

New York (CNN) - Al Qaeda's deadly attack on America 10 years ago solemnly reverberated Saturday on the eve of the anniversary, as Americans remembered the trauma and police stood guard from coast to coast amid ongoing fears of terror attacks.

President Barack Obama and the first lady visited Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington to pay their condolences to families mourning the loss of family members who served in the military.

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Filed under: 9/11 • President Obama
Obama proclaims National Days of Prayer and Remembrance
September 10th, 2011
12:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama proclaims National Days of Prayer and Remembrance

Washington (CNN) – Commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11, President Barack Obama proclaimed this weekend, Friday though Sunday, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance.

“Today, our nation still faces great challenges, but this last decade has proven once more that, as a people, we emerge from our trials stronger than before,” Obama said in a statement Friday.
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Filed under: 9/11 • President Obama
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