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Words Matter: Smile, Condi!, you're on TV!

DALLAS, April 23 (UPI) -- Above all during the recent 9-11 Commission hearings, viewers learned a great deal about how to prepare for a televised presentation.
MERRIE SPAETH, Special to UPI

INS agents confirm errors in Clarke book

SEATTLE, April 12 (UPI) -- The insider memoir of former counter-terrorist expert Richard Clarke that accuses the White House of unconcern over terrorism reportedly contains errors.

Poll: Bush underestimated terror threat

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- A Newsweek magazine poll indicates 60 percent of Americans believe the Bush administration underestimated the threat from terrorists prior to Sept. 11.

Bottom Line: Short on global longs

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Two weeks ago, "Bottom Line" reviewed the internal crises of democracy around the world and found plentiful reason for short-term optimism on global stock marke
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Columnist

Rice says Clarke did not ask to brief Bush

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- National security adviser Condoleezza Rice told the 9/11 Commission Thursday that Richard Clarke never asked to brief President Bush on terror.

Bush says no foreknowledge of 9/11 attacks

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush has disavowed foreknowledge of al-Qaida's 2001 terror attacks, saying he would have prevented them if he could have.

Poll: Clarke now seen as partisan

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Fully half the voters surveyed in a new poll said allegations made by former U.S. national security staffer Richard Clarke were a partisan attack.

Poll: Bush has first post-Clarke lead

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush is ahead of Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., by one point in Thursday's Rasmussen Tracking Poll. Bush's 45 percent to 44 percent lead is statistically insignificant and within the survey's 3 percent margin of sampling error.

Undelivered Condi speech raises questions

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- The White House was in defensive mode again Thursday over an undelivered 2001 speech by national security adviser Condoleezza Rice on missile defense.

Bush, Cheney, Rice to meet 9/11 panel

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney offered Tuesday to appear jointly before the commission on the 2001 terror attacks.

Ex-colleague disputes Clarke's 9/11 story

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- A national security official who was in the White House with Richard Clarke on Sept. 11, 2001, is disputing Clarke's version of the day's events.

U.S. claims it sent Iranian spies packing

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- Testimony is emerging the United States "outed" Iranian spies around the world in retaliation for a 1996 terror attack in Saudi Arabia.

9-11 commission demands Rice testify

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- Washington's independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks is pushing to have Condoleezza Rice testify under oath.

WH, 9/11 panel talk on Rice redux

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- The White House said Monday talks were under way for national security adviser Condoleezza Rice to address a panel about the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Top adviser praises Bush in autobiography

AUSTIN, Texas, March 29 (UPI) -- Former White House aide Karen Hughes has launched her memoir, "Ten Minutes from Normal," which chronicles her years working with President Bush.

Rice: Nothing better than public testimony

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. National security adviser Condoleezza Rice said Sunday the Bush administration was actively pursuing a strategy to deal with al-Qaida before Sept. 11.

Clarke: Release WH anti-terror documents

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- Former counter-terrorism chief Richard Clarke upped the ante Sunday in his battle with the White House by calling for release of terror-related documents.

Americans know Richard Clarke

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The former U.S. intelligence official who said President Bush ignored major terrorism warnings before Sept. 11, 2001, is imbedded in the public's mind.

FBI denies al-Qaida link in Boston

BOSTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The FBI has denied allegations by former White House adviser Richard Clarke that al-Qaida was placing operatives in Boston via tankers from Algeria.

Clarke sharply rebuked by GOP's DeLay

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, took a swing at Bush terror war critic Richard Clarke at his regular Wednesday press briefing.

Clarke accused of revisionist history

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- The White House accused former counter-terrorism coordinator Richard Clarke Wednesday of revisionist history in allegations about Iraq after Sept. 11, 2001.

Dems' Senate leader wants new probe

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- The Senate's leading Democrat called Tuesday for an investigation into allegations the Bush administration didn't take al-Qaida seriously before Sept. 11.

Bush denies ambivalence on al-Qaida

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush denied Tuesday he had advance information about an al-Qaida attack on the U.S. homeland or failed to act to prevent one.

White House slams Bush accuser

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- The White House tore into its former counter-terrorism chief Monday, accusing him of politics in charging the administration ignored al-Qaida to focus on Iraq. Richard Clarke, in television interviews and in a newly published memoir, said the administrati

NSC's Rice answers claim in Monday op-ed

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice says the U.S. government worked hard to counter the threat posed by the terrorist group al-Qaida.
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