By MARTIN SCHRAM
There was no sudden explosion, no siren, no news bulletin, no screams for help.
Just people, one by one, quietly calling the doctor or going to the hospital, suffering intestinal distress. So it took a while before officials realized this was something bigger: All who were sick had recently eaten fresh leafy greens. This was food poisoning. But it would be one full year before public health officials would finally understand that it was a bio-terror attack.
By PAUL C. CAMPOS
I’m flying for the first time since the arrest last month in London of a dozen people accused of planning to blow up several airliners, with bombs assembled onboard out of various ordinary liquids. The more I read about this plot the more amateurish and improbable it sounds, but that hasn’t discouraged the authorities from implementing a new set of rules and rituals, which will supposedly help keep us safe from terror.
By MICHAEL DOYLE
The contaminated spinach that’s sickening consumers is emboldening lawmakers who want to strengthen federal defenses against future outbreaks of food-borne illness.
By MARGARET TALEV
With time running out before Congress recesses next week, the White House appeared Tuesday to be offering dissident Republican senators a compromise on detainee legislation that would leave the language of the Geneva Conventions untouched if lawmakers preserve the CIA’s terrorist-interrogation program.
By DAVE COLLINS
Democrat Ned Lamont calls rival Sen. Joe Lieberman a "turncoat" in his latest ad.
Not so, says the three-term Democratic lawmaker running as an independent, and he has some party support in Connecticut to prove it.
By LOLITA C. BALDOR
The U.S. military will likely maintain or possibly even increase the current force levels of more than 140,000 troops in Iraq through next spring, the top US. commander in the Middle East said Tuesday in one of the gloomiest assessments yet of how quickly American forces can be brought home.
By NEDRA PICKLER
President Bush tried to quell anti-Americanism in the Middle East on Tuesday by assuring Muslims that he is not waging war against Islam, regardless of what "propaganda and conspiracy theories" they hear.
The text of President Bush’s address Tuesday to the General Assembly at the United Nations, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions:
By TOM RAUM
Vice President Dick Cheney cast the global war on terror on Tuesday as a "war of nerves," borrowing a phrase Harry Truman used to describe the Cold War. Cheney asserted that the hopes of the civilized world depend on a U.S. victory.
By DALE McFEATTERS
The White House insists a compromise is possible with congressional critics of its plan to explicitly authorize what it euphemistically calls "alternative" interrogation techniques, or what most people would think of as torture.