Tales from the Trail

Michelle Obama, Laura Bush to appear together at 9/11 memorial

August 24, 2010

michelle_laura2First lady Michelle Obama and her predecessor, Laura Bush, will appear together next month in Pennsylvania at a ceremony marking the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Family member of 9/11 victim presses Attorney General on trials

November 18, 2009

GUANTANAMO-USA/After the sharp exchanges of words between Attorney General Eric Holder and senators about trying the Sept. 11 suspects in criminal court fell quiet, a soft-spoken woman who lost her 31-year-old son that day approached.

Congress thanks Sept. 11 air travelers who may have saved them

September 9, 2009

OBAMA/Congress paused on Wednesday to thank the air travelers who possibly saved their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 by fighting back against the al Qaeda hijackers who had taken over their plane.

8 years after 9/11, Flight 93 memorial moves forward

August 31, 2009

Eight years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. government and landowners in Somerset County have reached an agreement that will allow the building of a memorial  to the passengers and crew of  hijacked Flight 93 that crashed into the fields of rural Pennsylvania. SHANKSVILLE

Obama, Bill Clinton discuss 9/11, campaign, world affairs

September 11, 2008

obamaclinton.jpgNEW YORK – Barack Obama  and Bill Clinton talked over lunch on Thursday about the economy and world affairs in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks and what the former president can do to help the Democratic nominee defeat Republican John McCain in the Nov. 4 election.