Rudy Giuliani Says Some in Washington in ‘Denial’ Over Terror Threat

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who led the city through 9/11, accused some in Washington of being in “denial” about the risks posed by terrorism and said that Democrats too preoccupied with “liberal ideas” are putting public safety at risk.

Speaking at a fund-raiser for Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota last night, Mr. Giuliani, who made an unsuccessful bid for the White House in 2008, said that New York City remains a target, and that government must be ever-vigilant to stave off the next attack.

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Bloomberg Uses Terror Announcement to Bash Anti-Camera ‘Special Interests’

An NYPD counterterrorism  officer watches cameras after the Boston attack. (Photo: Getty)
An NYPD counterterrorism officer watches cameras after the Boston attack. (Photo: Getty)

During his press conference announcing that Boston Marathon bombers intended to target Times Square, Mayor Michael Bloomberg slamed “special interests” he accused of trying to block the city from installing crime-fighting surveillance cameras.

“The role that surveillance cameras played in identifying the suspects was absolutely essential to saving lives, both in Boston, and now we know here in New York City as well,” Mr. Bloomberg told reporters at City Hall.

“We’ve made major investments in camera technology–not withstanding the objections of some special interests,” he continued. “And the attacks in Boston, I think, demonstrate just how valuable those cameras can be.”

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Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’ After Boston Bombing

Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. (Photo John Moore/Getty Images)
Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. (Photo John Moore/Getty Images)

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday the country’s interpretation of the Constitution will “have to change” to allow for greater security to stave off future attacks.

“The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry,” Mr. Bloomberg said during a press conference in Midtown. “But we live in a complex world where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”

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Mitt Romney to Call For Investigation into White House Leaks

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Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney will be addressing the VFW Convention in Nevada this afternoon and, based on a prepared excerpt of his speech distributed by his campaign, he plans to demand President Obama conduct a “full and prompt investigation” of leaks of classified information that may have come from the White House.

“This conduct is contemptible. It betrays our national interest. It compromises our men and women in the field. And it demands a full and prompt investigation, with explanation and consequence,” Mr. Romney’s speech says. “Whoever provided classified information to the media, seeking political advantage for the administration, must be exposed, dismissed, and punished. The time for stonewalling is over.” Continue reading “Mitt Romney to Call For Investigation into White House Leaks”

TSA Claims Reports Of Rand Paul’s Detention Greatly Exaggerated

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Senator Rand Paul

Ron Paul’s son, Senator Rand Paul, ran into trouble at a TSA checkpoint at the airport in Nashville this morning, but the agency says reports he was detained are inaccurate.

Senator Paul was on his way to the anti-abortion “March For Life” rally in D.C. when he set off an alarm at the security checkpoint. His communications director, Moira Bagley, subsequently Tweeted, “Just got a call from @senrandpaul. He’s currently being detained by TSA in Nashville.” Continue reading “TSA Claims Reports Of Rand Paul’s Detention Greatly Exaggerated”