Terrorism
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Obama was considered potential target in terror plot

Terrorism
by Wire Reports
Posted 10/18/12, 09:13 am

NEW YORK (AP)—A law enforcement official says the high-ranking U.S. government official who was allegedly considered for assassination during a terrorism plot has been identified as President Barack Obama.

The official stresses that the suspect never got beyond the discussion stage.

The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation and talked to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

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Man pleads guilty in plot to kill Saudi ambassador

Terrorism
by Wire Reports
Posted 10/17/12, 01:59 pm

NEW YORK (AP)—A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, agreeing to hire what he thought was a drug dealer in Mexico last year for $1.5 million to carry out the attack with explosives at a Washington restaurant.

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Associated Press/Photo by Karel Navarro

Clinton: I'm responsible for consulate security

Libya
by Wire Reports
Posted 10/16/12, 05:57 pm

LIMA, Peru (AP)—U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton repeated on Tuesday her statement taking sole responsibility for security at all of America's diplomatic missions, an attempt to clear a political obstacle for her boss, President Barack Obama ahead of his second debate with Republican Mitt Romney.

"I take responsibility," Clinton said in a written statement. "I'm in charge of the State Department's 60,000-plus people all over the world (at) 275 posts."

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