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Dems support new
bridge to Windsor
Michigan's congressional Dem-
ocrats are backing the construc-
tion of a second bridge linking
Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, in
Rep. John Conyer's office said
yesterday that a letter supporting
passage of legislation authoriz-
ing the construction of the New
International Trade Crossing
project was sent to Republican
House Speaker Jase Bolger and
other state lawmakers.
The letter is from Conyers and
fellow Reps. Hansen Clarke, John
Dingell, Gary Peters, Sander Levin
and Dale Kildee. They say the
state "desperately needs" 10,000
construction jobs associated with
the project and $2 billion in fed-
eral matching highway funds.
Occupy protestors
rally at U.S. Capitol
Several hundred protesters
affiliated with the Occupy Wall
Street movement converged on
the West Lawn of the Capitol
Tuesday to decry the influence of
corporate money in politics and
voice myriad other grievances.
Organizers had touted the
rally, known as Occupy Congress,
as the largest national gather-
ing of Occupy protesters to date
and secured a permit that would
have allowed up to 10,000 people
to participate. By mid-afternoon,
the protest appeared to have fall-
en far short of those goals.
Still, participants said they
were optimistic about the
strength of the Occupy move-
ment, which began in September
when protesters pitched tents
in a lower Manhattan park. The
movement has since spread to
dozens of cities, including Wash-
ington. While many cities have
moved to evict the protesters,
the National Park Service has
* allowed encampments to remain
in two public squares near the
White House.
After ship shifts,
Italian rescuers
* suspend efforts
Italian rescue workers sus-
pended operations yesterday
after a stricken cruise ship shift-
ed slightly on the rocks near the
Tuscan coast, creating deep con-
cerns about the safety of divers
and firefighters searching for the
22 people still missing.
The $450 million Costa Con-
cordia cruise ship had more than
4,200 passengers and crew on
board when it slammed into the
reef Friday off the tiny Italian
island of Giglio after the captain
made an unauthorized maneuver.
0 The bodies of five adult passen-
gers - four men and one woman,
all wearing lifejackets - were dis-
covered in the wreckage Tuesday,

raising the death toll to 11. Their
nationalities were not immedi-
ately released.
* China sentences
activist to 10 years
over writings
A court has sentenced a democ-
racy activist in central China to 10
years' imprisonment for subver-
sion, a family member said Thurs-
day. It's the third lengthy jail term
handed down to a dissident in less
than a month.
Li Tie was sentenced by a court
in Wuhan city to 10 years in jail
yesterday after being convicted of
subversion based on articles that
he had written, said the relative,
who did not want to be named due
to fear of official retaliation.
Li said in court he is innocent
because the Chinese constitu-
tion protects citizens' freedom
of expression, the Hong Kong-
based Chinese Human Rights
Defenders group said in a state-
ment. The group said Li was
W arrested in September 2010 and
his trial was held in April.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

Thursday, January 19, 2011 - 3A
U.S.: al-Qaida magazine
got into Guantanamo

President Barack Obama, seated with outgoing White House Chief of Staff Bill Daey, gestures while meeting with the
Council on Jobs and Competitiveness yesterday.
Obam Va campaign launches
f irst television advertis ement

TV spot to air
in several states
including Mich.
dent Barack Obama launched
his first television ad of his re-
election campaign, defendinghis
energy record against criticism
from a Republican-leaning out-
side group in a sign that the pres-
idential race is entering a new
phase even though Republicans
have yet to pick a challenger.
The ad, released yesterday,
responds to a $6 million ad
campaign by a group backed by
the billionaire Koch brothers
accusing Obama of conducting
pay-for-play politics in the bank-
ruptcy of California energy com-
pany Solyndra, which imploded
despite a $528 million federal
Obama's ad opens by citing
"secretive billionaires attacking
President Obama with ads fact-
checkers say are not tethered to
the facts." It says that the presi-
dent has added 2.7 million clean
energy jobs while reducing the
nation's dependence on foreign
oil, calling Obama's record on
ethics "unprecedented."
The voiceover ends by say-
ing, "President Obama. Kept
his promise to toughen ethics
rules and strengthen America's
energy economy."
The Obama campaign has
bought ad time in Michigan,
Virginia, Ohio, North Caro-
lina, Wisconsin and Iowa and
on national cable television,
according to a campaign offi-
cial. The official spoke on con-
dition of anonymity and was
not authorized to speak pub-
licly about internal campaign
Obama's campaign was
expected to launch the tele-
vision advertising today, the
official said, showing that the
president's advisers are moving
to directly rebut attacks from
super PACs and Republican
presidential candidates who
have assailed the president in
earlyvotingstates such as Iowa,
New Hampshire and South
Carolina. The ad comes in the
aftermath of Obama's decision
to reject a job-producing oil
pipeline running from Canada

through Texas, citing environ-
mental and public safety con-
It directly responds to a spot
released by Americans for Pros-
perity charging Obama's cam-
paign with collecting funds from
Solyndra investors in exchange
for the large federal loan, which
failed to prevent the bankruptcy
and the loss of more than 1,000
jobs. "Tell President Obama
American workers aren't pawns
in your political games," the ad
Americans for Prosperity, a
conservative group headed by
billionaires Charles and David
Koch, began airing the 1-minute
ad in the same six states where
Obama's campaign will run
its first advertising. The Koch
brothers' energy company has
bankrolled right-leaning causes
and drawn frequent criticism
from liberal groups.
Obama's new ad will be cou-
pled with stepped-up travel sur-
rounding Tuesday's State of the

Union address. The president
heads to Florida today and then
visits five states over three days
next week to discuss the policies
he'll pursue leading up to his re-
election campaign.
The president's advisers had
anticipated a lengthy fight in
the Republican primaries, but
the decision to begin airing ads
reflects the need to respond to
criticism from outside Repub-
lican groups and prepare for a
campaign against Mitt Romney.
The former Massachusetts gov-
ernor has won contests in Iowa
and New Hampshire and shown
strength in upcoming contests
in South Carolina and Florida,
giving him an inside track to the
Obama has raised more than
$220 million for his campaign
and the Democratic National
Committee through the end of
2011, giving him a strong founda-
tion to run a national campaign
across the airwaves and on the

Special review
teams now examine
all correspondence
copy of a magazine published by
an arm of al-Qaida made its way
to a terror suspect at the Guan-
tanamo Bay prison, leading to
an inspection of cells and a con-
tentious new policy requiring
special review teams to examine
correspondence between prison-
ers and attorneys, U.S. prosecu-
tors said yesterday.
Navy Cmdr. Andrea Lockhart
told a military judge during a
pre-trial hearing that a copy of
Inspire magazine got into a cell.
She provided no details on who
received the magazine or how.
But she said the breach showed
that prior rules at the base gov-
erning mail review were not
adequate. Yemen's al-Qaida in
the Arabian Peninsula launched
the online, English-language
magazine in 2010. An early issue
contained tips to would-be mili-
tants about how to kill U.S. citi-
Lockhart is part of the U.S.
team prosecuting the case
against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashi-
ri, a Saudi national charged with
orchestrating the attack in 2000
on the USS Cole that killed 17
sailors. Al-Nashiri, 47, is consid-
ered one of the most senior al-
Qaida leaders. He has been held
at the U.S. Naval Base in Guan-
tanamo Bay, Cuba, since 2006
after spending several years held
by the CIA in a series of secret
Rick Kammen, a civilian
attorney for al-Nashiri, told
reporters on that his client was
not the recipient of the maga-
zine and was not involved in the
How mail between Guantana-
mo prisoners and their attorneys
should be handled consumed
several hours of the al-Nashiri's

pre-trial session Tuesday and
yesterday. At issue is whether
even a cursory examination of
the legal correspondence vio-
lates the attorney-client privi-
The dispute reflects the
untested nature of this latest
attempt to resume the military
tribunals at Guantanamo. The
prosecution of al-Nashiri is
already underway and the U.S. is
preparing to prosecute five other
prisoners accused in the Sept. 11
attacks, yet defense lawyers and
government prosecutors are still
fighting to establish basic legal
ground rules.
The military commission
system has been revised by the
Obama administration and Con-
gress, which has refused to allow
the administration to move pris-
oners from the American base
in Cuba. The trial system is still
sharply criticized by civil and
human rights groups and defense
lawyers who say the procedures
favor the prosecution. Kammen
has called the military commis-
sions a "second-class system of
But former members of the
Cole crew and family members
of several of the sailors killed on
the ship who spoke to reporters
at Guantanamo yesterday said
al-Nashiri is getting better legal
treatment than he deserves. "It's
been over 11 years now since the
Cole was bombed," retired Chief
Petty Officer Paul Abney said.
He urged that the military
commission be allowed to do its
work, adding: "They are doing
their job to be as fair and honest
as possible."
Al-Nashiri's defense team,
as well as the lawyers for other
Guantanamo prisoners and
the chief defense counsel for
the military commissions, are
opposed to the security review
of legal mail, which was put in
place last month by Navy Rear
Adm. David Woods, the prison

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