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  • McConnell fires back at Jon Stewart over 9/11 victims fund

    06/17/2019 12:11:11 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 17, 2019 | 12:18pm | Mark Moore
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he doesn’t know why Jon Stewart is so “bent out of shape” over securing health care for 9/11 responders, saying the Senate will “take care” of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. The former host of “The Daily Show,” who pleaded with House lawmakers last week to reauthorize the fund, questioned whether McConnell would ensure its passage in the GOP-controlled upper chamber. Stewart: McConnell playing politics with 9/11 responders “He has always held out until the last minute, and only then after intense lobbying and public shaming has he even deigned to move on...
  • The Sad Lesson of Jon Stewart's Valiant Speech

    06/13/2019 5:40:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | June 13, 2019 | Laura Hollis
    Jon Stewart is best known as a comedian and former host of "The Daily Show." Virtually all talk show hosts draw from the well of politics. But Stewart's tenure took that to a new level, and he made no bones about his distinctly progressive leanings. Stewart is talented and intelligent, and his riffs on politics and political figures are funny (whether you share his political views or not). He is already a household name. But Stewart gave the monologue of his life yesterday in front of a congressional subcommittee charged with finding additional financial support for the Sept. 11 Victim...
  • BREAKING: McCain and Graham Seek to Gut 9/11 Bill to Immunize Foreign Governments Funding Terrorists

    12/01/2016 6:51:17 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/30/16 | Patrick Poole
    In a Senate floor speech today, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham announced that they are offering an amendment to strip a key element of the recently passed Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act (JASTA) that clarifies U.S. law for civil claims against foreign governments for funding terrorism. JASTA was passed in the Senate in May with no objections, and passed the House of Representatives unanimously in September. President Obama promptly vetoed the bill. The Senate and House successfully voted to override the veto and the bill became law. McCain and Graham specifically said they want to strip the "discretionary...
  • Saudis on $250K A Month to Protect Obama's Veto of 9/11 Victims Bill

    09/27/2016 3:41:04 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Frontpage ^ | September 27, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Saudis have Obama in their corner. And Obama has the Saudis in their corner. And this dirty alliance of terror and hate has teamed up against 9/11 families. The Saudis are now spending more than $250,000 a month fighting the bill, retaining powerhouses Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Glover Park Group, Sphere Consulting and Squire Patton Boggs. Besides working with companies invested in Saudi Arabia, the lobbyists are directly contacting lawmakers, placing opinion articles and seeking support from think tank scholars. GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bob Corker of Tennessee are trying to hammer out a compromise...
  • 15 Years Later, 9/11 Victims’ Families Are Still Fighting to Claim Lost Belongings

    09/04/2016 8:06:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 4, 2016 | Susan Edelman
    The city is still holding on to more than 3,500 personal items found in the World Trade Center wreckage, stirring anger and anguish in relatives who have tried for 15 years to claim anything their slain loved ones left behind. The families of those killed are begging the NYPD to let next-of-kin see the remaining jewelry and other sentimental objects sitting in storage, saying the city has needlessly shrouded them in secrecy for too long.
  • Senate passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

    05/17/2016 12:51:15 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jordain Carney
    The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would allow victims of the 9/11 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, defying vocal opposition from the White House. The upper chamber approved the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act by unanimous consent. "This bill is very near and dear to my heart as a New Yorker because it would allow the victims of 9/11 to pursue some small measure of justice," Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. "[This is] another example of the [John] Cornyn-Schumer collaboration, which works pretty well around here." President Obama has threatened to veto the bill. Schumer said he...
  • 120 nations accuse US top court of violating law over Iran

    05/05/2016 5:06:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 7:17 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement headed by Iran accused the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday of violating international law by ruling that nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets can be paid to victims of attacks linked to the country. A communiqué issued by the NAM’s Coordinating Bureau follows an Iranian appeal to the United Nations last week to intervene with the U.S. government to prevent the loss of their funds. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the ruling an “outrageous robbery, disguised under a court order.” The NAM, comprising mainly developing countries, called the U.S. waiver of “the sovereign...
  • Megyn Kelly Takes On Ward Churchill: How Can You Compare 9/11 Victims to Nazis?

    09/09/2014 7:03:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 8th, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Megyn Kelly tonight brought viewers the first part of her contentious showdown with Professor Ward Churchill, best known for his controversial comments about the “little Eichmanns” who were in the World Trade Center when the planes hit on September 11th. ... Churchill stood by the Eichmann comment, saying, “You do not have to be the one who turned on the gas if you’re making it possible for the gas to be there.”
  • At Concord-Carlisle High a Muslim poem is read for 9/11, the Pledge of Allegiance is not

    09/12/2013 7:36:20 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 34 replies ^ | September 12, 2013 | Jaclyn Reiss
    The principal of Concord Carlisle High School is apologizing to parents about the school’s opening ceremony on Wednesday - the 12th anniversary of 9/11 - in which a Muslim poem was recited over the intercom but the Pledge of Allegiance was not. Principal Peter Badalament said in a statement to parents that the poem was meant to promote "cross-cultural understanding," and that the Pledge of Allegiance was not read because of a mixup with the student reader. The combination of the two has "outraged a small number of members of our community," Badalament said in an email to the Globe,...
  • Obama Used Meeting with 9-11 Families to Film a Campaign Commercial (Vanity)

    05/05/2011 12:57:19 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 68 replies
    Oh my heavens--Debra Burlingame who lost her brother on 9-11 and met with Obama today at Ground Zero is on Hannity's show and she says he was being trailed by a videographer with a still and video camera while meeting and hugging the 9-11 victims families today. No press cameras were allowed, but Obama had his own cameras there. This whole thing was nothing but the filming of a campaign commercial for Obama. That's why he did this, to tape a campaign spot. Can you imagine anything more disgusting and craven?
  • Dueling mosque rallies rage at Ground Zero

    09/12/2010 3:57:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 36 replies
    Thousands of chanting, jeering protesters with dueling agendas converged on lower Manhattan yesterday in a bitter and sometimes violent clash over the planned Ground Zero mosque. Rival demonstrations over the Islamic center were kept apart by a phalanx of cops -- though there were flare-ups between the groups even as relatives of 9/11 victims mourned just a few blocks away. "I don't care if they build a mosque, but I don't want to hear their Islamic prayers wafting over the [Ground Zero] grave site . . . I saw the carnage of 9/11," fumed a retired firefighter who waved his...
  • The Man Who Would Stop the Ground Zero Mosque

    07/25/2010 4:00:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 23 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 25, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    When was the last time you heard a politician talking like Carl Paladino? Carl Paladino, a Republican candidate for Governor of New York, has come out against the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero. "As Governor," Paladino said Wednesday in a radio ad, "I will use the power of eminent domain to stop this mosque and make the site a war memorial instead of a monument to those who attacked our country." I like this guy. I really like this guy. If the Supreme Court could rule, in the notorious 2005 decision Kelo v. City of New London, that the...
  • 9/11's delayed legacy: cancer for many of the rescue workers

    11/11/2009 6:21:16 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 14 replies · 754+ views ^ | 11-11-09 | Ed Pilkington
    A spate of recent deaths of New York police and fire officers who took part in the emergency operation at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks has heightened fears that it could be the start of a delayed epidemic of cancer-related illness. Five firefighters and police officers, all of whom were involved in the rescue and clear-up at the site of the collapsed Twin Towers, have died of cancer in the past three months, the oldest being 44. Three died last month within a four-day period. Those three were Robert Grossman, a Harlem-based police officer who spent several weeks at...
  • Sept. 11 chapel 'arsonist' gives up (a Harvard Law graduate)

    11/01/2009 6:30:29 AM PST · by lowbridge · 20 replies · 1,005+ views
    NY Post ^ | 11/1/2009 | LARRY CELONA and MATTHEW NESTEL
    A Harvard law grad surrendered to cops yesterday after allegedly setting fire to an East Side chapel that houses remains of 9/11 victims as part of a drunken dare, sources said. Brian Schroeder, 26, originally from Texas, walked into the 13th Precinct station house at about 7 p.m. in connection with the blaze at Memorial Park, on East 30th Street. Charges were pending, police said. None of the remains, which are destined for a memorial at the World Trade Center, were damaged but "mementos and candles left by family members in honor of 9/11 victims were destroyed or possibly stolen,"...
  • Omitting the scumbag terrorists, how many were killed on September 11, 2001?

    09/11/2009 9:23:54 AM PDT · by MGBGUN · 19 replies · 754+ views
    My wife needs info for a sign she will carry in Fort Worth tomorrow as part of the 912 Project. I keep getting conflicting numbers on my net searches. Can anyone help me out here with the actual number of people killed 9-11-01 MINUS the dirtbag muslim terrorists? Thanks in advance.
  • Tribute to FReepers who lost their lives on 9/11.

    09/11/2009 8:26:16 AM PDT · by mnehring · 44 replies · 2,967+ views
    BKOBarbara K. Olson1955 - 2001Member since 11/5/1999 Tributes                                Homepage   BCMJohn Moran1959 - 2001Member since 9/28/1998 Tributes                                Homepage  
  • Lest We Forget: Victims of Sept. 11

    09/11/2009 2:51:08 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 1,142+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 11 2009 Never forget!
    Aamoth, Jr., Gordon M. • Abad, Edelmiro • Abad, Maria Rose • Abate, Andrew Anthony • Abate, Vincent • Abel, Laurence Christopher • Abraham, Alona • Abrahamson, William F. • Aceto, Richard Anthony • Ackermann, Heinrich Bernhard • Acquaviva, Paul • Adams, Donald LaRoy • Adams, Patrick • Adams, Shannon Lewis • Adams, Stephen George • Adanga, Ignatius Udo • Addamo, Christy A. • Adderley, Jr., Terence E. • Addo, Sophia B • Adler, Lee • Afflitto, Daniel Thomas •Afuakwah, Emmanuel Akwasi • Agarwal, Alok • Agarwala, Mukul Kumar • Agnello, Joseph • Agnes, David Scott • Aguiar, Jr., Joao...
  • Sept. 11 Death Toll Rises by One, to 2,752 (

    01/16/2009 5:59:52 PM PST · by Justaham · 19 replies · 589+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 1-16-09 | David Dunlap
    Leon Bernard Heyward did not die until last October, at the age of 45. But his name was added Friday to the official list of people who died as a result of the attack on Sept. 11, 2001. That brings the death toll to 2,752. The accounting is kept by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which said that Mr. Heyward was counted as a casualty “due to exposure to World Trade Center dust following collapse of the World Trade Center.” The issue of how to treat and compensate those who were exposed to the dust — particularly rescue...
  • Families of 9/11 Victims Watch Defendants Confess at Guantanamo Bay

    12/09/2008 4:24:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 420+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2008 – Relatives of 9/11 victims got their first chance yesterday to observe legal proceedings for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, charged in the attacks, as three of the alleged co-conspirators announced they are prepared to enter a guilty plea. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak bin Attash and Ali Abdul Aziz Ali asked the military judge to dismiss all previous motions filed on their behalf, Navy Cmdr. J.D. Gordon, a Pentagon spokesman, reported from Guantanamo Bay. Army Col. Stephen R. Henley confirmed that he had...
  • Lest We Forget: Victims of Sept. 11

    09/11/2008 3:53:03 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies · 2,335+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 11 2008
    Aamoth, Jr., Gordon M. • Abad, Edelmiro • Abad, Maria Rose • Abate, Andrew Anthony • Abate, Vincent • Abel, Laurence Christopher • Abraham, Alona • Abrahamson, William F. • Aceto, Richard Anthony • Ackermann, Heinrich Bernhard • Acquaviva, Paul • Adams, Donald LaRoy • Adams, Patrick • Adams, Shannon Lewis • Adams, Stephen George • Adanga, Ignatius Udo • Addamo, Christy A. • Adderley, Jr., Terence E. • Addo, Sophia B • Adler, Lee • Afflitto, Daniel Thomas •Afuakwah, Emmanuel Akwasi • Agarwal, Alok • Agarwala, Mukul Kumar • Agnello, Joseph • Agnes, David Scott • Aguiar, Jr., Joao...