Tag Archives: 9/11

New York Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 9/11

Yet another grim milestone: On Friday, New York state reached a miserable milestone. Over the course of nearly five weeks, the coronavirus has killed more New Yorkers than the terrorists who flew airplanes into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. And the death toll is only expected to grow — by leaps and bounds. The terrorists killed about …

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Ex-Gov: Giuliani Asked Me To Cancel Post-9/11 Election

The New York Post reports: He wanted to be “America’s mayor” a whole lot longer. Rudy Giuliani secretly asked then-New York Gov. George Pataki to cancel New York City’s 2001 mayoral election so he could remain in office following the Sept. 11 terror attack, a new book reveals. The bombshell revelation is contained in Pataki’s upcoming memoir of 9/11, “Beyond …

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US Evangelicals Met Killer Saudi Prince On Eve Of 9/11

The Christian Post reports: On the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a delegation of American evangelical leaders met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss the state of religious freedom and the battle against extremism in the kingdom. The timing of the visit drew the ire of critics on social media who noted that …

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Man Interrupts 9/11 Ceremony To Attack “The Squad”

Moments ago, at a solemn ceremony marking the collapse of the South Tower, a man paused from reading the names of victims, one of whom was his mother, to launch an attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar and Democrats, calling out “the squad” for their apparent failure to recognize that 9/11 was an assault on “our Judeo-Christian values.” This man repeated …

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That Day: My September 11th Short Story

Some longtime readers may recall that this story was posted annually on this day for the first few years of JMG, making its most recent appearance in 2009. That Day Manhattan, September 11th, 2001 That day, I got to my office on 42nd Street at about 8:55am. About ten minutes later, I got a call from Thomas in Orlando. “Honey, …

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Trump Invited Only Republicans To Signing Of 9/11 Victims Bill, Freezing Out Bill’s NYC Democrat Author

Captain Petty strikes again: President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a permanent extension of the 9/11 fund, which would guarantee compensation for victims and responders. It marked a capstone to a massive legislative push that involved moving testimony from survivors, impassioned advocacy from responders, and a bipartisan lift from lawmakers. But at the signing ceremony at the White …

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Trump Signs 9/11 Victims Bill, Lies That He “Spent A Lot Of Time” With First Responders At Ground Zero [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: During a signing ceremony for the 9/11 victim compensation fund bill, President Donald Trump — speaking to an audience filled with first responders — made reference his time “down there” at Ground Zero. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden Monday morning, the president discussed his time at the site of the attacks. “I was down there also,” …

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Rand Paul Fails To Stop 9/11 Victims Compensation Bill

The Associated Press reports: The Senate voted Tuesday in favor of a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims’ compensation fund related to the September 11 attacks never runs out of money. The announcement came after Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, both of New York, reached an agreement with Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of …

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Jon Stewart Tears Into Rand Paul For Blocking 9/11 Victim Compensation Bill: It’s Absolutely Outrageous

“It’s absolutely outrageous. Pardon me if I’m not impressed in any way by Rand Paul’s fiscal responsibility virtue signaling. At some point, we have to stand up for the people who have always stood up for us, and at this moment in time maybe cannot stand up for themselves due to their illnesses and their injuries. And what Rand Paul …

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Sen. Rand Paul Blocks 9/11 Victim Compensation Bill

The New York Daily News reports: Sen. Rand Paul is balking at the $10 billion price tag for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. The Kentucky Republican derailed a request on Wednesday by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to fast track the bill that would permanently fund compensation for sick and dying 9/11 responders and victims because the cost was too high. …

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House Democrats Plan To Restrict Trump’s War Powers

Politico reports: Key House Democrats plan to use their newfound power to force a debate about the war-making authority that Congress approved after 9/11 — after years of being stifled by the chamber’s Republican leaders. Prospects will be much brighter for the lawmakers who have spent years pushing Congress to weigh in on the use of American forces in countries …

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Subway Station Destroyed On 9/11 Reopens [VIDEO]

ABC New York reports: For the first time since the September 11th terror attacks 17 years ago, a 1 train pulled into a previously destroyed subway station at the World Trade Center. The new World Trade Center Cortlandt station is now complete. It is fully accessible and has digital, state of the art real-time train schedules. On Friday, MTA contractors …

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UPDATE: Rudy Giuliani Joins Trump’s Legal Team

Betsy Woodruff reports at the Daily Beast: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been in talks to join the President Donald Trump’s personal legal team, according to a person familiar with the matter. No decision is currently final. A slew of foreign policy matters which Trump has had to deal with has slowed the process of expanding the …

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REPORT: Trump Dismisses Concerns About 2018 “Blue Wave” By Suggesting That 9/11 Helped GOP In 2002

Vox reports: Is Donald Trump hoping foreign terrorists attack the United States? That terrifying question is subtly embedded in a story this weekend reported by Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, and Sean Sullivan of the Washington Post on the Republican Party’s growing alarm about the upcoming 2018 midterms. The story details GOP woes and Democratic hopes before pivoting to some more …

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Roy Moore: 9/11 Happened Because Sodomy

CNN reports: Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore suggested earlier this year that the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks might have happened because the US had distanced itself from God. Moore, a hardline conservative running against fellow Republican and incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in a runoff primary race, made the comments in February during a speech at the Open Door Baptist …

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Fox News Host Wonders If 9/11 Memorials Will Suffer The Same Fate As Confederate Memorials [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke appeared on Fox & Friends Monday morning — on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks — ahead of remarks he is set to deliver alongside Vice President Mike Pence at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania. And Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade seized at the opportunity…to tie the 9/11 …

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NEW YORK CITY: Families Of Hundreds Of 9/11 Victims Sue Saudi Arabia For “Complicity” In Attack [VIDEO]

New York City’s ABC affiliate reports: In a stunning action seeking to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for 9/11, the families of 800 victims have filed a lawsuit accusing the Saudis of complicity in the worst terror attacks on American soil. The legal action, filed in federal court in Manhattan, details a scenario of involvement by Saudi officials who are said …

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DALLAS: Man Demands Answers After Husband Dies While 911 System Is Flooded With “Ghost Calls”

The Dallas Morning News reports: David Taffet came home last week to find his husband, Brian Cross, a little disoriented. Cross hadn’t eaten yet, so Taffet made him some dinner. But after he ate, Cross lay down, went to sleep and started snoring. Then Cross suddenly stopped snoring. The 52-year-old, whom Taffet met at a protest against the Defense of …

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REPORT: Trump Lied About 9/11 Donation

The New York Daily News reports: So much for “never forget.” Republican nominee Donald Trump claims he gave generously to help his city in the dark days after the deadly terrorist attacks. But new records show a pledged promise to donate $10,000 to a major 9/11 charity must have somehow slipped his mind. City Controller Scott Stringer conducted a review …

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Giuliani: Hillary Lies About Being There On 9/11

Via Raw Story: Rudy Giuliani told a bald-faced lie to accuse Hillary Clinton of lying about her response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The former New York City mayor delivered the whopper Wednesday afternoon while introducing Donald Trump at a rally in Ocala, Florida. “Don’t tell me if you said that you remember Sept. 11, 2001,” Giuliani said. “I remember …

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