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44: December 27, 2009 - January 2, 2010

Obama reviews Christmas Day plane attack in radio address

"The investigation into the Christmas Day incident continues, and we're learning more about the suspect," President Obama said in his weekly radio address.

By Washington Post Editor  | January 2, 2010; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (188)
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Obama begins receiving assessments of intelligence failures

President Obama said on Thursday that he has begun receiving preliminary assessments about the intelligence failures leading up to the attempted airline attack on Christmas Day. But he made clear that much of the review process had yet to occur.

By Anne E. Kornblut  | December 31, 2009; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
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Limbaugh taken to Honolulu hospital after reporting chest pains

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was brought by ambulance to the hospital here on Wednesday after experiencing chest pains, according to a local television station.

By Anne E. Kornblut  | December 30, 2009; 11:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (333)
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Democrats: GOP politicizing failed airline bombing

Top aides to President Obama are accusing Republicans of politicizing the failed Christmas Day airline bombing in ways they say Democrats did not during prior incidents.

By Michael D. Shear  | December 30, 2009; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (181)
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Administration sees 'some linkage' between Detroit suspect, al-Qaeda

President Obama and his top advisers received new information Monday night about the attempted airliner attack in Detroit that has led them to believe there is "some linkage" with al-Qaeda, a senior administration official said Tuesday.

By Anne E. Kornblut  | December 29, 2009; 7:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
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Obama orders creation of declassification center

President Obama created by executive order Tuesday a National Declassification Center to oversee efforts to make once-secret government documents public.

By Michael D. Shear  | December 29, 2009; 6:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Transcript of Obama remarks on Detroit case and airline security

Here are President Obama's remarks Tuesday about a federal review of airline security procedures.

By Post Editor  | December 29, 2009; 4:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Obama blames 'human and systemic failures' in Detroit incident

President Obama on Tuesday cited a "mix of human and systemic failures" in allowing Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to fly into the United States, where he attempted to detonate an explosive device aboard an airliner above Detroit.

By Anne E. Kornblut  | December 29, 2009; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
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Obama races to vacation home to deal with friend's injured child

A vacationing President Obama departed the golf course unexpectedly on Monday and raced back to the vacation home where he and his family are staying to respond to an injury to a friend's son.

By Anne E. Kornblut  | December 28, 2009; 4:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
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In wake of terrorism attempt, Obama seeks to reassure

President Obama pledged a full investigation into the attempted attack on an airliner in Christmas Day, mapping out his administration's response in his first remarks since the incident took place four days ago.

By Web Politics Editor  | December 28, 2009; 3:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (182)
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Transcript of Obama remarks on airline security and terror watch lists

Here are President Obama's Monday about airline security and this weekend's protests in Iran.

By Post Editor  | December 28, 2009; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Obama to speak on terror attack, Iran at 3 p.m.

President Obama, out of sight since an attempted attack on an airliner in Detroit last Friday, will make a statement about the incident at 3 p.m. Eastern, his aides said.

By Web Politics Editor  | December 28, 2009; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Vacationing president will address attempted terror attack

President Obama is likely to emerge from his vacation in the next few days, a senior administration official said on Sunday, and make a public appearance.

By Web Politics Editor  | December 27, 2009; 8:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Obama gets more unwelcome news from Detroit

By Anne E. Kornblut HONOLULU -- For the second time in three days, President Obama...

By Kathryn Tolbert  | December 27, 2009; 3:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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