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  • Latest Word on the Trail? I Take It Back (Did anyone catch this last week..I think it's huge)

    07/24/2012 9:48:51 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7/15/2012 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    The quotations come back redacted, stripped of colorful metaphors, colloquial language and anything even mildly provocative. They are sent by e-mail from the Obama headquarters in Chicago to reporters who have interviewed campaign officials under one major condition: the press office has veto power over what statements can be quoted and attributed by name. Most reporters, desperate to pick the brains of the president’s top strategists, grudgingly agree. After the interviews, they review their notes, check their tape recorders and send in the juiciest sound bites for review. The verdict from the campaign — an operation that prides itself on...
  • Info from Osama raid shows interest in US trains

    05/05/2011 5:40:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    AP ^ | May 5, 2011 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the first information gleaned from Osama bin Laden's compound indicates al-Qaida considered attacking U.S. trains on the upcoming anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. But counterterrorism officials say they believe the planning never got beyond the initial phase and have no recent intelligence pointing to an active plot for such an attack.