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One of my bosses asked me a stumper this week. Who, she wanted to know, was the one person in the U.S. government in charge of going after Osama bin Laden and other terrorists?
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"The Battle of Algiers" -- the groundbreaking 1965 film about the uprising that led to the 1962 independence of Algeria -- is back in a new DVD edition, and it reaches across nearly 40 years to grab you with its relevance to the war on terror today.
Bush administration officials used Sunday's talk shows to defend last week's heightened security alerts in three cities and to underscore the administration's focus on terror threats.
The retired general who led U.S. troops into war in Afghanistan and Iraq bemoans the lack of international aid in toppling Iraq's dictator and criticizes U.S. investment in surveillance widgets instead of human spies.
Samuel Berger, former President Clinton's national security adviser, is under federal criminal investigation for allegedly removing classified documents and handwritten notes from a National Archives screening room during preparations for his testimony before the 9/11 commission.
The Bush administration "made a half-hearted effort" in pursuing Osama bin Laden immediately after the September 11 attacks, and devoted resources to invading Iraq instead, Michael Moore said in an interview, defending points he's made in his new film, "Fahrenheit 9/11."
The news that Sony Pictures Entertainment had bought the film rights to Richard Clarke's explosive bestseller, Against All Enemies, was the most enticing Hollywood gossip we'd heard all year! Sudde...
The vice chairman of the commission investigating the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks said the panel on Thursday learned new information in the more than three hour discussion with President Bush and Vice President Cheney.
QUESTION: Two weeks ago, a former counterterrorism official at the NSC [National Security Council], Richard Clarke, offered an unequivocal apology to the American people for failing them prior to 9/11. Do you believe the American people deserve a similar apology from you, and would you prepared to give them one?
The White House has released part of a key intelligence report on Osama Bin Laden that says the head of al Qaeda had been determined to conduct terror attacks in the United States since 1997. CNN's Carol Lin talked to senior political analyst Bill Schneider about the implications of the memo's contents.
Richard Clarke, former White House counterterrorism coordinator, recently appeared on "60 Minutes," released his new book "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War On Terror," testified publicly before the 9/11 Commission, hit the top of the Bush-Cheney enemy list, and caused a major political stir.
Compared with two weeks ago, fewer Americans now think the Bush administration failed to do all it could to prevent the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, but nearly two-thirds think the White House had no strategy to take out al Qaeda prior to the attacks, according to a poll released Friday.
About 50 relatives of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks filled three of the front rows of the hearing room on Capitol Hill Thursday where Condoleezza Rice answered questions under oath for three hours.
Until the middle of last week, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice was engaged in a conflict with the 9/11 Investigation Commission over whether or not she would take an oath to tell the truth prior to voluntarily answering their questions.
Fifteen days after former White House counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke testified before the 9/11 commission, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice made her case before the panel.
Condoleezza Rice's public testimony today before the 9/11 commission rises to a level of political theater not seen since ... well, since Richard Clarke drew gavel-to-gavel TV coverage two weeks ago. Just as they did when Clarke testified March 24, both President Bush and Sen. John Kerry are lying relatively low today.
Under sometimes sharp questioning, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice testified Thursday that there was "no silver bullet" that could have stopped the attacks of September 11, 2001.
National security adviser Condoleezza Rice testifies before the 9/11 commission Thursday morning to rebut charges that the Bush administration failed to recognize the emerging threat of terrorism and later flubbed its response.
A CNN/Gallup poll last week found that a majority of the American people -- 53% -- believe that George W. Bush has misled the public for political reasons. The same poll found that 57% believe that John Kerry has changed his mind on issues for political reasons.
What will Condoleezza Rice face when she appears this week, publicly and under oath, before the commission investigating 9/11?
President Bush on Monday said he looks forward to "sharing information" with the independent commission investigating the September 11, 2001, attacks and stressed that his administration had no indication hijackers would seize and deliberately crash four commercial jets that day.
The 9/11 commission hopes to hear public testimony from national security adviser Condoleezza Rice within the next 10 days, panel Chairman Thomas Kean said Wednesday.
For the second time in two weeks, Howard Dean returns to the political spotlight on the same day John Kerry goes dark. Coincidence? Yeah, probably.
President Bush reversed course on Tuesday and announced that national security adviser Condoleezza Rice will testify publicly and under oath before the independent commission investigating the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The CIA is deciding how much the public will be able to read about what former White House counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke said officially in 2002 about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, U.S. officials confirmed Monday.
(CNN) -- Despite a week of negative headlines about how his administration handled the threat of terrorism before the attacks of September 11, 2001, President Bush's political position against presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry has strengthened, according to a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll.
Vice President Dick Cheney criticized Sen. John Kerry on Monday as a fan of "higher taxes for virtually every income group," as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee stumped for support in elector-rich California.
How does a civil servant who has launched a major attack on the Bush presidency protect himself from what he has unleashed?
The White House is searching for a compromise to satisfy demands that national security adviser Condoleezza Rice testify publicly before the commission investigating the September 11, 2001 attacks.
National security adviser Condoleezza Rice says that she "has nothing to hide" from the independent commission investigating the September 11, 2001 attacks, even as calls intensified for her to testify before the panel in public.
Former White House counterterrorism aide Richard Clarke, whose criticism of the Bush administration's antiterrorism policy has triggered a ferocious response from the White House, said Sunday that he supports Republican calls to declassify testimony he gave Congress in 2002.
The Senate's top Republican demanded Friday that testimony former White House counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke gave before a congressional panel investigating the September 11 attacks in 2002 be declassified to determine whether he lied Wednesday to an independent commission probing the tragedy.
President Bush's credibility came under assault this week from someone who's not supposed to be a political player. That's what made it the political Play of the Week.
The White House has told the independent panel investigating the attacks of September 11, 2001, that Condoleezza Rice, President Bush's national security adviser, wants another private meeting with the commission.
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(CNN) -- The American public appears to be more engaged in the outcome of this year's presidential election than it was four years ago, but nearly half of those queried in a new poll say they think the race has gotten too negative, long and boring, more than seven months out from Election Day.
Top U.S. counterterrorism officials told a congressional panel on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia has demonstrated a turnaround in cooperating with U.S.-led efforts to stem the flow of financial support to terrorist organizations.
Former White House counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke said that key information about the September 11 hijackers may have come out before the attacks if national security adviser Condoleezza Rice "had done her job" -- suggesting the plot may have been uncovered in time to prevent it.
In the wake of public hearings that sometimes cast a critical eye on his anti-terrorism policies, President Bush insisted Thursday he would have used "every resource, every asset, every power of this government" to avert the September 11, 2001 attacks had he known they were coming.
National security adviser Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday that administration records -- including former White House counterterrorism official Richard Clarke's own words and actions -- prove false his "scurrilous allegation that somehow the president of the United States was not attentive to the terrorist threat."
Richard Clarke, President Bush's former counterterrorism chief, gave a damning indictment of the Bush administration's pre-9/11 strategy in the war on terror Wednesday.
In August 2002, then-White House counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke told reporters that the Bush administration -- from day one -- told him to "vigorously pursue" the Clinton administration policy that allowed the United States to kill Osama bin Laden if the opportunity arose.
The White House acknowledged Wednesday that a top-secret presidential directive signed days after the September 11, 2001, attacks called for military contingency planning in the event Iraq took provocative steps in response to U.S. military action in Afghanistan.
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John Kerry ends his weeklong vacation in Idaho, while the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Elk Grove v. Newdow (aka the "under God" case). The AFL-CIO launches an eight-state jobs tour in St. Louis, Missouri, and Richard Clarke testifies before the 9/11 commission on Capitol Hill.
Former White House adviser Richard Clarke, the author of a new book excoriating President Bush's counterterrorism policies before the September 11, 2001, attacks, wrote a resignation letter in 2003 praising Bush's "courage" and "determination" on 9/11.
President Bush's former counterterrorism chief testified Wednesday that the administration did not consider terrorism an urgent priority before the September 11, 2001, attacks, despite his repeated warnings about Osama bin Laden's terror network.
Tuesday's testimony before the 9/11 commission revealed a previously unknown opportunity in 1999 to kill Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.
Former White House counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke accused the Bush administration on Tuesday of going on the offensive against him to "divert attention from the truth" that the administration did "virtually nothing about al Qaeda prior to September 11, 2001."
The independent commission investigating the September 11, 2001, attacks opens two days of politically charged hearings Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
Former White House counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke will testify Wednesday before a commission investigating the attacks of September 11, 2001. Clarke claims in a new book, "Against All Enemies," that President Bush ignored the terrorist threat before September 11, 2001. Administration officials called Clarke's assertions "flat-out wrong."
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and William Cohen, his predecessor under the Clinton administration, are among those scheduled to testify Tuesday before an independent commission investigating the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The White House's former counterterrorism coordinator blasts President Bush in a television interview and a new book, saying the president ignored warnings about terrorist attacks before 9/11 and has done "a terrible job" battling terrorism since then.
Top members of the Bush administration sharply rebuffed their former counterterrorism chief Monday, calling his assertions in a new book about the White House's handling of terrorism and Iraq "deeply irresponsible" and "flat-out wrong."
A lower open loomed for U.S. stocks Monday amid heightened global tensions from events in the Middle East and Pakistan.
The White House is dismissing as a "red herring" charges from the administration's former counter-terrorism coordinator that President Bush has been more focused on Iraq than al Qaeda.
A second former Bush administration official is set to accuse top presidential aides, including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, of planning retaliatory strikes on Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, despite briefings from intelligence officials explaining that Iraq likely wasn't responsible.
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