(CNN) – Hours after it released a TV ad Thursday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee changed the campaign spot when concerns were raised over sensitivity toward the Sept. 11 attacks.
The ad, which supports the Democrat running to fill ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner’s congressional seat, featured an animated airplane darting across the New York skyline.
(CNN) – When talking about his eight years as vice president, Dick Cheney said he had no regrets from his time working as former President George W. Bush's right-hand man.
"And I'm not inclined to make any mea culpas," Cheney told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview to air on the "Situation Room" Tuesday.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama plans to speak at the Washington National Cathedral on the evening of September 11 to commemorate the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, event organizers said Tuesday.
The three-day event, entitled "A Call to Compassion," is designed to "honor the memories of those lost, heal the wounds caused by terrorism and war, and gain new hope to move forward as a nation," a news release said.
(CNN) – Ten years ago only one-quarter of Americans reported having a favorable view of Muslim countries. According to a new CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday, that number hasn't changed.
When asked about their opinion of Muslim countries, a plurality of Americans-42 percent-said they have an unfavorable view. One quarter had a favorable opinion and 32 percent didn't have strong feelings one way or the other.
(CNN) - With the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaching, President Barack Obama said in his weekly address Saturday that serving others would be the best way Americans could honor those who lost their lives 10 years ago.
“Once again, 9/11 will be a National Day of Service and Remembrance. And in the days and weeks ahead, folks across the country - in all 50 states - will come together in their communities and neighborhoods to honor the victims of 9/11 and to reaffirm the strength of our nation with acts of service and charity.”
(CNN) - In the New York race to fill ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner's seat, Democrats went after Republican candidate Bob Turner Thursday for criticizing the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, a federal bill that provides financial aid to first responders after the Sept. 11 attacks.
On Wednesday Turner questioned whether volunteers should be among those benefiting from the bill, which also covers police, firefighters, emergency workers, and construction workers, in an editorial board interview with the New York Daily News.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama spoke in stark tones Wednesday night about what he said were the positive contributions of American Muslims in the years since the September 11, 2001, attacks, in remarks that came a month before the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
"Muslim Americans were innocent passengers on those planes," Obama said, referring to the aircraft that slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in the September 11 attacks, "including a young married couple looking forward to the birth of their first child."FULL STORY
WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama will commemorate the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in events at the three sites connected with the assaults - in New York City, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced Tuesday.
"The president and Mrs. Obama will join with the rest of the American people in marking the 10th anniversary of a day that we will never forget," Carney told reporters. "The president will participate in commemorations at each of the three locations where we lost so many loved ones."
New York (CNN) – In light of recent findings that al Qaeda was mulling targeting railroad lines to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, a senator from New York is calling for tighter rail security.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer proposed an increase in rail security and an Amtrak version of the Secure Flight "no-fly" list.FULL STORY
New York (CNN) – Any unclaimed bounty money from the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden should go to the first responders, victims' families and survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks, a pair of New York congressmen said Sunday.
Reps. Anthony Weiner and Jerrold Nadler have introduced legislation that would award up to $50 million of the bounty approved by Congress to help fund organizations that provide health care, psychological care and other resources to those most directly affected in the September 11, 2001, attacks.FULL STORY