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President Obama Remembers 9/11: ‘As Americans We Do Not Give In to Fear, Ever’

President Obama marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the grounds of one of the hijackers’ targets, the Pentagon, commemorating the occasion with rhetorical flourishes that invited Americans to see themselves as fearless and ever on the up-and-up.

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Before and After: Reflections on the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

The events of Sept. 11, 2001, form a pivot point in our history and collective imagination, separating what we recall, however naively, as the relative quiet of the late 20th century from the endless war on terror that still grips and shapes the 21st.

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FEMA News / Andrea Booher

Documents Show Feds Downplayed Ground Zero Health Risks

New documents have emerged showing that officials in Washington and New York misrepresented or concealed information that ultimately might have protected thousands of people from the contaminated air at Ground Zero.

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George W. Bush White House / Eric Draper

Bush in Hiding? W. Declines Ground Zero Visit

The White House invited President Bush the second to join President Obama on his post-bin Laden tour of Ground Zero on Thursday, but W. skipped the ceremony in favor of maintaining a low profile.

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AP / Jason DeCrow

On Revenge and Jubilation

President Barack Obama’s gesture of closure at Ground Zero on Thursday was a formal and serious show of mourning—quite a contrast from the gleeful outbursts and street parties around the country earlier in the week.

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Obama Pays Respects at Ground Zero

On Thursday, four days after the death of Osama bin Laden, President Obama visited Ground Zero in lower Manhattan for a somber ceremony in remembrance of the lives lost at the World Trade Center on 9/11. 

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Park 51 Imam: ‘We Are Exploring All Options’ for Islamic Center

Now that the the debate over the planned Park 51 Islamic center near Manhattan’s Ground Zero has gone national, what does Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf have to say about the future of the project?

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Utah Sen. Hatch Speaks Up for Manhattan ‘Mosque’

Certain of his less charitable constituents may have referred to him as “Borin’ Orrin” in the past, but longtime Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch has done something pretty interesting in relation to the Park 51 Muslim community center ...

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Muslim Center May Get a Tax Break

In news sure to stir the ire of opponents of the ”Ground Zero mosque,” a spokesman for New York City Comptroller John Liu has said that the proposed Muslim community center might qualify for tax-free financing, in effect a public subsidy.

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‘Colbert Report’: Losing His Religion

The midterm elections are approaching quickly, and that can mean only one thing: It’s time to once again crank up the speculation that President Obama is actually a Muslim.

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Right-Wing Wusses

The faction that likes to portray itself as a bunch of John Waynes and “mama grizzlies,” it turns out, spends an awful lot of time cowering in the corner and complaining about how beastly everyone else is being.

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Ron Paul Condemns ‘Hate and Islamaphobia’

The former presidential candidate says opposition to building a mosque near Ground Zero “is all about hate and Islamaphobia” and that the “justification to ban the mosque is no more rational than banning a soccer field in the same place because all the suicide bombers loved to play soccer.” (Full statement after the jump).

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Mosque Mania Hits New York (Update)

Two rival rallies did a lot of shouting at each other in New York on Sunday, but otherwise kept things civil. Hey, this is America, where everyone has the right to express themselves, eat canned cheese and *gasp* worship as they please. Even Scientologists.

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Howard Dean Explains His ‘Mosque’ Views to Disappointed Glenn Greenwald

Salon’s Glenn Greenwald called Howard Dean’s suggestion that the proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero be moved the “worst thing I’ve seen him do.” Here, Dean attempts to explain himself.

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White House / Pete Souza

Courage and Lower Manhattan

Nothing tests a president like standing up against a wave of fear and prejudice, even at potentially great cost to his own party and prospects.

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Howard Dean Sounds Like a Conservative Blogger (Update: Dean Responds)

First Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went all coward on us, now liberal darling Gov. Howard Dean wants the two-blocks-from-Ground-Zero Muslim community center moved. The worst part is, he seems to be getting his facts from Sarah Palin. (continued)

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Mosque-Issippi Burning

Salman Hamdani died on Sept. 11, 2001. The 23-year-old police cadet raced to Ground Zero to save others. His selfless act cost him his life.

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On Conservatives and the ‘Mosque’ Fracas

What’s the deal with the hubbub over the so-called Ground Zero mosque? Clearly, as The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf notes, it has a lot to do with the popular culture-war-themed wedge issues that crop up right around now in each election cycle. 

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Latest Ground Zero Controversy

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Obama Defends Ground Zero Mosque Plans

President Obama has come out strongly in defense of controversial plans to erect a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City. Muslims, the president said, have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else.

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Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich Need a History Lesson

No recent controversy has so plainly revealed the hollow values of the American right than the effort to prevent the construction of a community center in Lower Manhattan because it will include a mosque. It is a senseless attack on one of America’s most sacred traditions.

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Bloomberg Defends ‘Freedom to Worship as We Wish’ in NYC

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a look back through his city’s religious history as he took the podium Tuesday in support of the planned Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in Manhattan.

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N.Y. Board Gives Go-Ahead to Mosque Near Ground Zero

Following a sometimes lively debate Tuesday night, a Manhattan community board voted in favor of a plan to build the Cordoba House, a mosque and Muslim cultural center, near ground zero.

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bbc.co.uk

USS New York Docks in NYC

It was partly intended as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on New York’s Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, but, considering America’s bellicose response to that tragedy, it’s hard not to read more into the story of the USS New York, a new Navy warship constructed partly from melted-steel remnants of the World Trade Center.

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Ahmadinejad Denied 9/11 Tribute

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had hoped to lay a wreath at ground zero during his upcoming visit to New York “in order to pay tribute to the victims of the terrorists attack of Sept. 11, 2001,” but local authorities and America’s U.N. ambassador have both said no way to the request.

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Services Mark Sixth Anniversary of 9/11

Mourners, visitors and public figures converged in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania to observe the anniversary of Sept. 11 at or near the sites where the terrorist attacks took place six years ago.

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Giuliani Apologizes for Ground Zero Gaffe

Rudy Giuliani switched to damage-control mode Friday in an effort to minimize the negative impact of a comment he made to the press Thursday at a Cincinnati baseball game.  Referring to his dedication to the rescue and relief efforts at the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Giuliani said Thursday that he was at ground zero “as often, if not more, than most of the workers.”  Whoops.

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Weekly Video Roundup

This week, our selection of the best Truthdig-flavored videos contains Keith Olbermann’s iconic Ground Zero diatribe against President Bush; Matt Lauer’s harsh questioning of the president on torture and secret CIA prisons; and George Clooney’s impassioned plea to the U.N. to act against the looming threat of genocide in Darfur.

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Larry Silverstein
From the N.Y. Times.

The Earth Shifts a Tad at Ground Zero

New York State officials complete a deal with World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein that will break the development logjam that has plagued the site for almost five years.
Why Gov. Pataki didn’t invoke eminent domain here a long time ago is a mystery to us.

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