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Pascrell, who serves on the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, said he was angry that he and other New Jersey officials were not initially told that some of the information predated even the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Terror alert based on 'plot' three years old

While there was "no evidence of recent surveillance," Mr. Ridge said, terrorists have amassed "volumes of information" and have updated their data. "When you see this kind of detailed planning, you have to take preemptive action." (Especially if Kerry's gaining in the polls.)

Some opponents of President Bush, including police and firefighter union leaders...said the timing of the announcement appeared intended in part to distract attention from Mr. Bush's sagging poll numbers and problems in Iraq.

When asked about the timing of his announcement -- in a week Democrats have captured attention with announcement of presidential candidate John Kerry's running mate and as the campaign begins to heat up before the Nov. 2 election -- Ridge denied any political motivation.