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Iowa’s federal delegation give Obama’s MENA speech mixed reviews

By | 05.20.11 | 9:36 am | More from The Iowa Independent

Iowa’s federal lawmakers had mostly positive reaction to President Barack Obama’s Thursday speech on the changing face and policy of the Middle East in the wake of the May 1 death of terrorist Osama bin Laden.

Obama’s comprehensive speech covered a variety of topics, though he emphasized the United More…

Sen. Udall agrees with decision not to release bin Laden photos

By | 05.17.11 | 9:03 am | More from The Colorado Independent

Senator Mark Udall today said President Obama made the right decision in not releasing the bin Laden photos, saying the release of the photos could inflame jihadists and put the people in danger.

His statement:

Today, Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, released the


Bush was eating soufflé when he learned of bin Laden death, told hedge-funders he was ‘not overjoyed’

By | 05.13.11 | 12:01 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

George W. Bush has been mostly mum on the death of Osama bin Laden, but he talked openly about getting the news from President Obama with hedge fund managers conferencing at the swank Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas this week. He was eating soufflé at Rise Restaurant when the president More…

Rep. Loebsack showed bin Laden photos, says Obama did right thing by not releasing

By | 05.12.11 | 6:17 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

This afternoon, U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Mount Vernon) became one of only a handful of elected officials to view photos of a dead known terrorist, Osama bin Laden, who was recently killed in a U.S. military raid in Pakistan.

“As a member of the More…

Michele Bachmann confirms bin Laden death after seeing photos

By | 05.12.11 | 3:04 pm | More from The Minnesota Independent

At CIA headquarters in Virginia today, Rep. Michele Bachmann viewed photos of the late Osama bin Laden who was killed in a U.S. military raid in Pakistan and confirmed his identity. “I am convinced that this was Bin Laden,” she said, according to the Star Tribune. “We More…

AP files FOIA request for access to photos of Osama bin Laden compound, raid

By | 05.10.11 | 12:00 pm

The Atlantic Wire, in one of those Ouroboros moments that crop up whenever the media covers itself, is reporting that AP correspondents have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Obama administration to release photos and videos of the raid last week on Osama bin Laden’s More…

Poll: Most Americans don’t want bin Laden photos released

By | 05.09.11 | 11:08 am

A new NBC poll indicates that an overwhelming majority of Americans agree with the Obama administration’s decision not to release the photos of Osama bin Laden’s corpse.

MSNBC reports:

Fifty-two percent said they strongly believe the Obama administration should not release the photos, and an additional 12 percent agreed,


Richardson believes bin Laden death could mean hope for climate change legislation

By | 05.04.11 | 3:04 pm | More from The New Mexico Independent

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says that the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden can open the door for climate change legislation in Congress. Richardson made the statements at a Climate Leadership Gala hosted by the Earth Day Network in Washington, according to Politico.

“My hope More…

VIDEO: Sen. Bennet questions counterterrorism appointee on effect of bin Laden death

By | 05.03.11 | 5:06 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

Just days after American Forces launched a targeted assault that killed Osama Bin Laden, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet asked nominees for counterterrorism posts in the Obama Administration how Bin Laden’s death would affect the flow of financing to terrorist groups like Al Qaeda and how terrorist network overlap More…

Sen. Mark Udall: ‘Death of bin Laden a major milestone’

By | 05.02.11 | 9:10 am | More from The Colorado Independent

Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, who serves on key Senate intelligence and armed forces committees, issued the following statement on Sunday night’s announcement by President Barack Obama that U.S. special forces killed 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden:

“Thousands of American men and women have fought and died to defeat the terrorists More…