Archive for September, 2011
Author and researcher Kevin Fenton joins us to discuss the recent case involving the CIA’s withholding of the release of audio documentary “Who is Richard Blee?” and the extensive research and findings which have resulted in the unmasking of three former top CIA officials and their role in withholding intelligence on two key 9/11 hijackers and subsequent cover-ups. He details the findings on the two key CIA analysts who were instrumental in this cover up – who were recently identified and exposed as Alfreda Frances Bikowsky and Michael Anne Casey.
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CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Forty-one years after Harvard University banned the military’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program from campus, the school welcomed it back on Tuesday.
Harvard kicked out ROTC during the Vietnam War, and kept it out because of the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy toward gays.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens has reaction from campus
WBZ-TV’s Kate Merrill reports
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Earlier this year, the government decided to eliminate the policy. Harvard responded by announcing it would lift the ban on ROTC.
The military policy’s formal repeal took effect on Tuesday.
Harvard planned ceremonies later in the day to formally welcome back the ROTC program.
Washington (CNN) — A new national poll in the battle for the GOP presidential nomination conducted entirely after last week’s CNN/Tea Party Republican debate indicates that Texas Gov. Rick Perry remains at the top of the pack. But according to the USA Today/Gallup survey, Perry doesn’t fare as well as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in hypothetical 2012 general election matchups against President Barack Obama.
The poll indicates that 31 percent of Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP say they support Perry for their party’s presidential nomination, with 24 percent backing Romney, who’s making his second bid for the White House.
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Washington (CNN) — Sen. Lamar Alexander will leave his post as chairman of the Senate Republican Conference in January. The Tennessee Republican told his Senate colleagues in an email that he was stepping down from his post to pursue other goals within the Senate.
“Stepping down from leadership will liberate me to spend more time working for results on the issues I care most about,” Alexander wrote. “I want to do more to make the Senate a more effective institution so that it can deal better with serious issues.”
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Washington (CNNMoney) — Union groups for federal employees don’t like a piece of President Obama’s plan to cut $3 trillion from deficits over the next decade — the one that has all federal workers contributing more to their pensions.
President Obama’s proposal would call on all federal employees to contribute 2% of their paycheck into their pension benefits, more than double the current 0.8%. The proposal would phase in the hikes for workers starting in 2013.
On this week’s Political Notebook, President Obama’s push for deficit reduction and jobs are the main topics for CNN’s Peter Hamby and Bob Costantini. Plus, Rick Perry courts Jewish voters. And the drive for a new bridge with major political lanes.
(CNN) – Fewer than half of California voters approve of President Barack Obama’s performance as president, according to a survey released Wednesday.
The Field Poll showed Obama with an approval rating below 50 percent for the first time since assuming office. Forty-six percent of Golden State voters said they supported the president, while 44 percent did not.
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Washington (CNN) — House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer Wednesday said the Republican upset in the special election in New York shows voters are anxious about the economy, but he downplayed any fallout for President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats.
“I think it was an opportunity for people just to say I’m not happy and this is how I’m going to reflect it,” Hoyer told CNN about GOP candidate Bob Turner’s win over Democrat Dave Weprin.
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