The Failed Bombing Plot: What Are the Lessons?
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The failed bombing of Times Square led to speedy arrests in the US and Pakistan. It's also raised many questions about how the incident came about and how it's been handled. We look for answers. Also, one of the leaks has been sealed off in the Gulf oil spill, and in several states, establishment candidates of both political parties faced challenges in yesterday's primaries. We hear what the results might reveal about November's elections.
Banner image: New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly (2L) speaks to the media about a car bomb that was discovered before it could be detonated in Times Square the previous evening May 2, 2010 in New York City. The car, a dark SUV pictured at right in an image taken by a surveillance camera, was loaded with explosives and had begun to detonate but hadn't exploded. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
One Leak at Gulf Oil Spill Is Sealed Off ()
For the first time since last month's oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, BP has succeeded in shutting off one of three leaks 5000 feet deep in the water. At the same time, the company says things could get worse. Russell Gold is Energy Reporter for the Wall Street Journal.
- Russell Gold: Energy Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Lessons from Failed Car Bombing in the Heart of New York ()
The Pakistani-American charged with Saturday's bombing attempt in Times Square has waived his right to a speedy arraignment. Faisal Shahzad was arrested on Monday night, interrogated and read his Miranda rights. Arrests have been made in Pakistan, where Shahzad told authorities he was trained, and one of those being held is said to belong to a militant group. The would-be bomber was on America's no-fly list by Monday afternoon, but still was able to board a plane Monday night. Procedures have since been tightened. Was good law enforcement responsible for his arrest? Should he have been identified sooner? Is the US prepared for the future?
- James Gordon Meek: Washington Correspondent, New York Daily News
- Ahmed Rashid: Lahore-based Paskistani journalist
- Brian Jenkins: Senior Advisor, President of RAND
- Massimo Calabresi: White House Correspondent, Time magazine
Sizing Up the Mid-term Elections ()
Yesterday, in primary elections around the country, candidates of both Democratic and Republican establishments faced challenges from within their own parties. It's a long time until November, but political pros are looking at the results for signs of what might be on the horizon.
- Chris Cillizza: Political Reporter, Washington Post, @thefix
- Chris Lehane: Democratic consultant and strategist, @chrislehane
- Matthew Continetti: Associate Editor, Weekly Standard
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