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Tinfoil Nation: Why 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Linger

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

A majority of Americans say it is "likely" that their government knew about the September 11 attacks in advance and ignored the warning, a recent poll revealed: more evidence that what were once considered loony fringe theories have penetrated the U.S. mainstream. Richard Miniter examines the roots of the claims and debunks them.

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VIDEO – Havel: Czechs Will Stand Up to Russia and Iran

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

In this exclusive interview from Prague with PJM's Richard Miniter, former Czech Republic president V√°clav Havel takes on U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and even the mullahs of Iran.

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My Dinner With Clarence Thomas

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

PJM's Richard Miniter was at a small dinner for Clarence Thomas in honor of the Supreme Court Justice's new book %%AMAZON=0060565551 My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir%% - for which Thomas was on a tour that did not include Columbia University. Quipped the Supreme Court Justice: "About the only way I would get invited to Columbia is if I was a Middle East dictator with nuclear weapons."

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CIA Shut Down in Iraq

Thursday, September 20th, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

According to exclusive information obtained by PJ Media's Washington editor Richard Miniter, the movement of key CIA station personnel in Baghdad has been all but shut down. Are we witnessing Iran's counter-strike to the surge?

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The Talk-O-Sphere: Why the Empire is Striking Back with the Fairness Doctrine

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

With all the fuss about the power of the blogosphere, influential talk radio hosts and their loyal audiences remain a thorn in the side of the political and media establishment. PJM Washington editor Richard Miniter takes the pulse of talk radio and finds it going strong - too strong for some.

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Breaking the Oil Habit

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

There's no issue of denial - we've already admitted we're addicted to oil as a nation and like most addictions, it's a destructive force. PJM Washington editor Richard Miniter recently attended in a high-level Hudson Institute discussion of the best approach to entering rehab.

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Living on Borrowed Time

Friday, July 6th, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

Clinton-era Director of Central Intelligence James Woolsey talks to PJM Washington Editor Richard Miniter on the likelihood of future terror attacks on American soil and the differences between the Muslim populations of the U.S and U.K.

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Al-Qaeda Plays the Spanish Card in France

Monday, May 21st, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

An al-Qaeda cell has threatened to wage Jihad against France for voting the "wrong way." The cell has a familiar name, connected with groups in Iraq and also with those who perpetrated the Madrid and London bombings. Is the threat real, or a part of a disinformation campaign? By Richard Miniter, PJM Washington editor

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Iranian Weapons. American Lives.

Thursday, May 10th, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

A PJ Media exclusive video and interview about the Iranian weapons flooding Iraq. By Richard Miniter BAGHDAD--Maj. Martin Weber, an explosives expert, is trying to walk through a political mine field with me.

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Rumor of War

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

Al-Qaeda in Iraq Leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri Has Been Killed. Or Has He? And by Whom? By Richard Miniter, PJM Washington editor, who has just returned from assignment in Iraq. American military investigators are racing north from Baghdad to Nihabi, a small village near Taji, to look for the body of Abu Ayuub al Masri, the fearsome leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, a senior American intelligence official told PJ Media. Al Masri had just been reported dead hours earlier, following a firefight with a band of Sunni irregulars. Those irregulars are a story of their own, as will be revealed below.

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Made In Iran: A Traitor’s Tale

Thursday, April 26th, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

mustafa.jpg Osman Ali Mustafa - former Kurdish police officer recruited by Iranian intelligence to facilitate attacks inside Iraq, 2004-2005 Is Iran behind most of the world's terrorism, including the Iraqi insurgency? The Islamic Republic tries to hide its involvement with "layers and layers of intermediaries," the head of a special Kurdish counter-terrorism service told PJM's Richard Miniter. While this might fool the CIA, the Kurds are not misled. by Richard Miniter, on assignment for PJ Media in Sulaimaniya, Iraq

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Police Pay-Wagons of Iraq

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

dinar2.jpg US dollars and Iraqi dinars How Do Iraq's Finest Get Paid? Not exactly the way New York's finest get paid, as Richard Miniter - on assignment for PJM in Iraq - discovered. Since so few have a bank account, Iraqi cops (and other public officials) are paid in cash - just as they were under Saddam. And they like it that way. By Richard Miniter, PJM Washington editor

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BREAKING: Present At the Bombing

Thursday, April 12th, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

ablast.jpg Richard Miniter, PJM Washington editor, was at the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad when it was bombed Thursday morning killing 8 and injuring over 20. In this exclusive report he describes the carnage, the aftermath, and what led up to it, including the fact that two suicide vests were discovered inside the Green Zone on April 1, with a resulting, if unsuccessful, search for others. by Richard Miniter

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The General Vanishes

Monday, April 9th, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

general_asgariaaa.jpg In early February, Ali-Reza Asgari, a high ranking Iranian General and a "gold mine for Western intelligence," vanished on a trip to Istanbul. Or did he? By Richard Miniter, PJM Washington Editor, Reporting from Istanbul

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Interrogating General Ali Reza Asghari

Thursday, March 29th, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

aashargari.jpg By Richard Miniter, PJM Washington Editor Does Iran have a network of sleeper cells inside the United States that could strike us if we bomb their nuclear facilities?

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Unions Sue to Save Illegal Aliens

Friday, March 23rd, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

amigrant.jpgby Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Richard Miniter After the largest workplace immigration raid in American history, labor lawyers counter-attacked with lawsuits to save illegal aliens from deportation. Long opposed to illegal immigration, unions are now among its biggest defenders.

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The New Safe Haven for your Money – Iraq

Thursday, March 1st, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

bagstock.jpg Baghdad Bull Market Only one location seems to have escaped the stock meltdown "roiling" global financial markets this week - the Iraq Stock Exchange. We don't know if he's transferring his investments there yet, but PJ Media's Washington editor Richard Miniter has been watching the Baghdad ticker.

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Al Qaeda flees Baghdad

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007 - by Richard Miniter

diyalamap.jpg New AQ is more Dangerous than Zarqawi, Military Intelligence Says. By Richard Miniter Al Qaeda terrorists are fleeing Baghdad in advance of President Bush's 21,500-man troop surge, a senior military intelligence officer told PJ Media today. Under orders from the al Qaeda commander in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, fighters are streaming toward the Diyala region of Iraq. This confirms reports posted on Iraq the Model, which cited al-Sabah, an Iraqi government-owned newspaper.

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THE FAKING IMAMS — PJ Media Exclusive: Police Report, Passenger Reveals That Flying Imams Were Up to No Good

Monday, December 4th, 2006 - by Richard Miniter

The Now Notorious Flying Imams Claim Their Only Crime Was "Flying While Muslim," But Our Exclusive Reporting Reveals They Are Trying to Sweep Their Real Motives Under Their Prayer Rugs prayingimamsmall.jpg SEE ALSO: The first public publication of the official police report on the incident including handwritten statements from witnesses. Download file (PDF 11.8 Mb) AND The letter from US Airways passenger "Pauline" to U.S. Airways: Download file (PDF 68K)[Bloggers are invited to examine these documents and provide theories for what happened. Please notify PJ Media. -- Editors] By Richard Miniter, PJM Washington Editor The case of U.S. Airways flight 300 gets stranger by the minute. When six traveling Muslim clerics were asked to deplane last week, it looked like another civil rights controversy against post-9-11 airport security. Now new information is emerging that suggests it was all a stunt designed to weaken security....

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