Obama, Giuliani discuss American safety in weekly addresses
September 10th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama, Giuliani discuss American safety in weekly addresses

Washington (CNN) – With heightened terror alerts raised on the 10th anniversary weekend of 9/11, President Barack Obama and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani called on America to remember its unity in the days after the attacks.

“They wanted to terrorize us, but, as Americans, we refuse to live in fear,” said Obama in his weekly address Saturday. “Yes we face a determined foe, and make no mistake-they will keep trying to hit us again. But as we are showing again this weekend, we remain vigilant. We’re doing everything in our power to protect our people. And no matter what comes our way, as a resilient nation, we will carry on.”
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Filed under: 9/11 • Afghanistan • Iraq • President Obama • Rudy Giuliani
Witness to history: White House photographer and the images of 9/11
In a holding classroom at Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, President Bush talks on a secure phone while communications director Dan Bartlett points to a TV showing the second plane hitting the World Trade Center on 9/11.
September 9th, 2011
05:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Witness to history: White House photographer and the images of 9/11

Washington (CNN) - As the president's personal photographer and head of the White House Photo Office, Eric Draper was with President George W. Bush for nearly every day of his eight-year term, often just a few feet away.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, he was there, too.

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Filed under: 9/11 • George W. Bush
New CNN Poll: Pain remains 10 years after 9/11
September 9th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

New CNN Poll: Pain remains 10 years after 9/11

Washington (CNN) – The sadness and anger that Americans felt after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 have not gone away over the past decade, according to a new national survey.

A CNN/ORC International Poll released Friday morning also indicates that while two-thirds of the public says that the country will never completely return to normal, two out of three Americans also say that there is little reason for them to be afraid of terrorism.
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Filed under: 9/11 • CNN/ORC International poll • New York
DCCC changes ad in NY special election
Left: A screen grab of the ad before it was changed. Right: A screen grab of the ad after the skyline was removed.
September 8th, 2011
11:43 PM ET
3 years ago

DCCC changes ad in NY special election

(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.
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Filed under: 9/11 • Anthony Weiner • New York
Cheney: No regrets
September 6th, 2011
05:44 PM ET
3 years ago

Cheney: No regrets

(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.
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Filed under: 9/11 • Afghanistan • Dick Cheney • Iraq • TV-The Situation Room
Obama speech to close 9/11 commemoration at National Cathedral
August 30th, 2011
12:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama speech to close 9/11 commemoration at National Cathedral

(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.

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Filed under: 9/11 • President Obama
Poll: More Americans have an unfavorable view of Muslim countries
August 30th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: More Americans have an unfavorable view of Muslim countries

(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.
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Filed under: 9/11 • CNN poll • Polls
Obama promotes service on 9/11 in weekly address
August 27th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama promotes service on 9/11 in weekly address

(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.”
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Filed under: 9/11 • President Obama
NY special election heats up over 9/11 bill
August 25th, 2011
05:13 PM ET
3 years ago

NY special election heats up over 9/11 bill

(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.
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Filed under: 9/11 • Anthony Weiner • New York
Obama praises American Muslims for contributions since 9/11 attacks
August 11th, 2011
07:51 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama praises American Muslims for contributions since 9/11 attacks

(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."

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Filed under: 9/11 • President Obama
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