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Boston Mayor: Tsarnaev Brothers Acted Alone

Thomas Menino defends shutting city down for manhunt

(Newser) - Boston Mayor Thomas Menino told ABC's This Week that, as far as he knows, the Boston Marathon bombing investigation has not uncovered any suspects other than the Tsarnaev brothers. "All the information I have is they acted alone," he said, according to Politico . He also defended the... More »

America's Best Political Memoirs

Sarah Palin hasn't got anything on Ulysses S. Grant

(Newser) - With Going Rogue flying off the shelves, Time looks back on the best political memoirs ever, including:
  • Ulysses S. Grant—The first presidential memoir to take the nation by storm, Grant finished his book just days before he died, and loaded it with thoughtful reflections and Civil War action.
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Save the Trauma Excuses: You Failed on 9/11

Cheney, Rice too often resorted to the extreme without doing their homework

(Newser) - Ironically, Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice have defended their post-9/11 decisions by appealing for empathy, arguing that only those in charge on that bleak day could understand. “I have little sympathy for this argument,” Richard Clarke, who was there, retorts in a withering piece for the Washington Post,... More »

Candidates Spar Over Origins of 9/11 Attacks

Charges of delusion, distortion fly on the trail

(Newser) - A top aide to John McCain aide today called Barack Obama “naïve,” “delusional,” and the “perfect manifestation of a Sept. 10 mindset,” ABC News reports. The sniping came in response to Obama’s comment that the US acted correctly in trying the terrorists... More »

Barack, Hillary Tangle For Bill's Brain Trust

Clinton's Foreign Policy Wonks In Demand Again

(Newser) - Democratic hopefuls Clinton and Obama are competing for the loyalties of Bill Clinton’s foreign policy advisers, Newsweek's Michael Hirsh reveals. While Hillary has poached a few mid-level aides from her husband's administration, several are informally allying with Obama—including counter-terrorism expert Richard Clarke, who has begun advising the Illinois... More »

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