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Gitmo Closing

How to Close Guantanamo

Tom Hayden | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Tom Hayden

Obama is proceeding to release small handfuls of detainees to places like Uruguay while asking congressional Republicans to lift their ban on sending Guantanamo detainees to high-security U.S. prisons. If those efforts prove fruitless, there now is a new way to achieve his promise.

McCain: 'Most Americans Are More Ready' For Gitmo Closing

Reuters | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain said on Sunday there is increasing public support for closing the military prison at G...

UN: U.S. 'In Clear Breach' Of Human Rights Laws With Gitmo

AP | Posted 06.05.2013 | World

GENEVA -- The United Nations' top human rights official pressed the U.S. on Friday to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, strongly criticizing the indefi...

My Three Favorite Excuses for Obama's Epic Failures

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Every time Obama gets criticized even by people like me who voted for him, the excuses roll out from diehard supporters.

Political Fight Over Guantanamo Won't Die

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The latest round in the political fight that has blocked the Obama administration from bringing Guantanamo Bay detainees into the U...

Dan Froomkin

With Greg Craig Out Of The Way, Coast Is Clear For White House To Make Legal Calls On Political Grounds

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House counsel ideally serves as the president's conscience. But late last year, Barack Obama's conscience was surgically removed. Greg Cra...

Report: Executing Gitmo Detainees Will Endanger America

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Center For American Progress, a public policy think-tank based in D.C., has released a report that investigates the implications of the closure of...

Admiral: I Can Empty Guantánamo Camps In 10 Days

The Miami Herald | Carol Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- The military can comply with a White House order to empty the detention center and clear all 221 war-on-terror capti...

Obama: Guantanamo Won't Close By January Deadline

washingtonpost.com | Anne E. Kornblut | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- President Obama directly acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay will not close by the January...

Guantanamo Might Not Close By January: AP

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House acknowledged for the first time Friday that it might not be able to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Ba...

Obama Still On Track To Close Gitmo By January

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's top lawyer on Thursday said the Obama administration remains committed to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison by early...

Obama: Don't Stop at Gitmo

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

According to the New York Times, more than 1 in 10 of immigrant fatalities that have taken place in detention over the past six years, has gone unreported, and has been "overlooked."

Obama Aide Raises Doubt About Gitmo Closing Deadline

Wall Street Journal | SIOBHAN GORMAN and EVAN PEREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration's counterterrorism chief appeared to provide the first indication the administration may not make its January deadline for cl...

Guantanamo Detainees Protested Over Strip Searches, Humiliation

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For two weeks in June, two dozen war-on-terror captives staged a sit-in at an exercise yard in a maximum-security prison camp -- refusing to budge fro...

1 In 7 Guantanamo Detainees Freed Return To Terrorism: Pentagon

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An unreleased Pentagon report provides new details concluding that about one in seven of the 534 prisoners already transferred abroad from the prison ...

Jason Linkins

Jon Stewart Mocks The Nonsensical Aversion To Closing Guantanamo Bay (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Previously, on Eat The Press, I had taken great pains to mock many of the inane arguments for why it is nonsensical to be told by the grown-ups who pr...

Jason Linkins

GOP's Anti-Guantanamo Scare Campaign Parodied (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As noted earlier, the GOP has put forward an excellent new measure, the Keep Terrorists Out Of America Act -- also known as the Fluffy Bunnies Forever...

Jason Linkins

GOP Promotes 'Keep Terrorists Out Of America Act' To Prevent Gitmo Closure

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As reported by Sam Stein, the new and exciting idea from your House GOP is a bill called the Keep Terrorists Out Of America Act, which is SUBLIME. At...

Guantanamo Commander: Prison Won't Close Soon

AP | ANDREW O. SELSKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Guantanamo's commander believes that the prison on this base won't close anytime soon after President-elect Ba...