‘Disgraceful’ decision to end Boston suspect’s interrogation, GOP lawmaker says
April 28th, 2013
03:27 PM ET
12 months ago

‘Disgraceful’ decision to end Boston suspect’s interrogation, GOP lawmaker says

(CNN) – The decision to read Miranda rights to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the midst of an interrogation was called “disgraceful” Sunday by a leading Republican, who took aim at U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for not opposing the decision.

U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-New York, told CNN he “totally disagreed” with the decision of a magistrate judge to administer the rights during a hearing last Monday, more than two days after Tsarnaev was captured in Watertown, Massachusetts. On Saturday, Holder told CNN the move was “totally consistent” and appropriate.
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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • Peter King
Lawmakers: Perfect system for preventing attacks doesn't exist
April 28th, 2013
10:15 AM ET
12 months ago

Lawmakers: Perfect system for preventing attacks doesn't exist

(CNN) - A foolproof system for staving off terrorist attacks couldn't exist in an open democratic society, two lawmakers said Sunday.

Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana, and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, agreed that while more robust intelligence-sharing should have taken place in the lead-up to the Boston Marathon bombings, the amount of surveillance required to protect fully against more violence could never exist in a democratic society.
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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • Dan Coats
April 25th, 2013
06:06 PM ET
12 months ago

Congressman doubts suspected marathon bombers acted alone

(CNN) - Rep. Peter King has his doubts the two young men accused of bombing the Boston Marathon last week launched their attack without some help.

“I just find it very hard to believe that two individuals such as this could have obtained the weapons, the explosives, put it all together, arranged this on their own,” the New York Republican said Thursday on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.” “I believe that there were other people involved domestically, either as active conspirators or as facilitators who knew what was going on and said nothing and looked the other way.”

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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • Peter King
Graham: 'Ultimate blame' for Boston attacks on administration
April 25th, 2013
11:39 AM ET
12 months ago

Graham: 'Ultimate blame' for Boston attacks on administration

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday the administration is to blame for not preventing last week's terror attack at the Boston Marathon finish line.

This marks the first time the attacks have been so politicized in the search for answers for how the two brothers suspected of the bombings slipped past government anti-terror detection measures.
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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • Libya • Lindsey Graham
April 25th, 2013
07:48 AM ET
12 months ago

Bush on Boston: 'I was reminded that evil exists'

(CNN) – Former President George W. Bush, whose presidency was largely consumed by the terror attacks on Sept. 11 and the aftermath, weighed in on his thoughts about the recent violence in Boston.

"I was reminded that evil exists," Bush told CNN's chief national correspondent John King. "And that there are people in the world who are willing to kill innocent people to advance a cause."

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April 24th, 2013
02:37 PM ET
12 months ago

Biden says 'knock-off jihadis' can't break American spirit

(CNN) – The brothers accused of planting bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, and later murdering a police officer in Cambridge, are "twisted, perverted, cowardly knock-off jihadis" who failed to instill fear in the American people, Vice President Joe Biden said at a memorial service for the slain officer Wednesday.

"It infuriates them that we refuse to bend, refuse to change, refuse to yield to fear," Biden said at the afternoon event honoring of Sean Collier. "The doctrine of hate and oppression, they've found out cannot compete with the values of openness and inclusiveness. And that's why they're losing around the world."
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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • Joe Biden
Rand Paul faces blowback after new drone comments
April 23rd, 2013
08:32 PM ET
12 months ago

Rand Paul faces blowback after new drone comments

(CNN) - Sen. Rand Paul's latest statements on the use of drones in the United States, which caused some outrage among his loyal group of Libertarian followers, aren't a shift in position, the Kentucky Republican explained in a statement Tuesday.

In his original comments, Paul explained his parameters for using drones on American soil.
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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • Rand Paul
Photo: Obama pauses to remember Boston victims
April 22nd, 2013
07:34 PM ET
12 months ago

Photo: Obama pauses to remember Boston victims

(CNN) - In a White House photo, President Barack Obama observes a moment of silence for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The moment took place exactly one week since the blasts, which killed three people and left scores injured.

April 22nd, 2013
06:24 PM ET
12 months ago

Ashcroft: I would try Boston suspect as enemy combatant

(CNN) - When asked if he would recommend Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be tried as an enemy combatant, former attorney general under George W. Bush, John Ashcroft, replied, "Yes, the answer to that question is yes."

The White House said Monday that Tsarnaev would not be tried as an enemy combatant.

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Senate panel will examine FBI handling of bombing suspect
April 22nd, 2013
01:18 PM ET
12 months ago

Senate panel will examine FBI handling of bombing suspect

Washington (CNN) – The Senate Intelligence Committee will examine the FBI's handling of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein told CNN on Monday.

A hearing with FBI officials, expected to take place behind closed doors, could happen as soon as Tuesday, said Feinstein, D-California.

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Filed under: Boston Marathon bombing • Dianne Feinstein • FBI • Senate
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