Tag Archives: 9/11

Trump Admin Offered $700M To Families Of 9/11 Victims In An Attempt To Save His Sudan-Israel Deal

ABC News reports: In a last-minute pitch to save President Donald Trump’s deal with Sudan, the Trump administration offered to pay victims of the Sept. 11 attacks $700 million of U.S. funds to drop their pursuit of claims against the African country, according to two sources familiar with the negotiations. The negotiations, which have not been previously reported and continued …

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9/11 Group Angry Trump Ran Campaign Ads Yesterday

The Hill reports: 9/11 Day, the nonprofit that established the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks as a federally recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance, criticized President Trump on Friday for not suspending his campaign for the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “Sadly, our organization and members of the 9/11 community learned today that President Donald Trump’s …

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Trump Admin Stripped Millions From FDNY 9/11 Fund

The New York Daily News reports: The Trump administration admitted Friday to stripping millions of dollars from an FDNY fund that foots healthcare bills for 9/11 survivors and promised to try to put an end to the heartless practice. The administration’s about-face came after the Daily News exclusively reported Thursday that the Treasury Department has over the past four years …

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9/11 Military Flyover Of NYC Canceled After Outcry

Gothamist reports: A planned military flyover marking the anniversary of 9/11 was cancelled on Friday morning, after the decision to honor terror victims with a low-flying warplane was widely panned as tasteless and inappropriate. The Department of Defense announced their intention late Thursday to fly an F-18 jet over the Hudson River on Friday afternoon on the 19th anniversary of …

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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. I revived it last year after a ten year break. 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 …

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Joe Biden To Pull TV Ads In Commemoration Of 9/11

ABC News reports: Joe Biden’s campaign is pulling its television ads off the air for the day on Friday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. “On September 11th, Vice President Biden will commemorate the anniversary of the attack on our country and will honor the incredible bravery, tragedy, and loss we experienced on that day,” …

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NYC’s 9/11 Tribute Back On After Cuomo Steps In

Gothamist reports: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum had announced Thursday that its annual Tribute in Light—the dual beams of light that commemorates the victims of the September 11th terror attacks—would not be lit on the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, with organizers citing the health risks of the pandemic to crews who help install the lights. …

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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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