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Jason Linkins

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

Coming This Summer: Gitmo by the Dozen!

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

(INT. CONFERENCE ROOM - BENJAMIN SONNEE (Matthew McConaughey) is in the middle of a PowerPoint presentation, which ends with the image of a giant "Monopoly Man" crushing poor people; everyone in the room applauds, Benjamin takes off his shirt.)

Become a Guantanamo Detainee - In Second Life

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Blaise Zerega

A recent conference showcased new tools to expose war crimes and other serious violations of human rights and to disseminate this information in real time throughout the world.

FBI Director Mueller Raises Concerns About Gitmo Detainee Release In US

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress on Wednesday that bringing Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States could pose a num...

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 ...

Obama's Detainee Definition Revised By Court

The Atlantic | Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A federal judge has ruled that the Obama administration cannot use a captured person's "substantial support" for the Taliban or al Qaeda as a reason t...

Obama Weighs Indefinite Detention Of Terror Suspects On U.S. Soil

Wall Street Journal | EVAN PEREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is weighing plans to detain some terror suspects on U.S. soil -- indefinitely and without trial -- as part of a...

Guantanamo Detainee Files Could Be Destroyed By Government

Pro Publica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A stockpile of documents about hundreds of Guantanamo Bay detainees, some authored by the prisoners themselves, could be destroyed under a little-know...

Jason Linkins

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

Jason Linkins

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

Britain Tried Recruiting Gitmo Detainees By Promising Protection From American Captors

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MI5 secretly tried to hire British men held in Guantanamo Bay and other US prison camps by promising to protect them from their American captors and h...

Ryan Grim

Pelosi, Obey Emphasize Agreement With Obama On Gitmo | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and appropriations committee chair David Obey (D-Wisc.) are in full agreement regarding the clo...

Obama's Uighur Plan Poses Political Problems

Inter Press Service | William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK, May 4 (IPS) - The probability that some Guantanamo detainees will soon be released into the U.S. will place the administration of Preside...

US Won't Release 50-100 Gitmo Detainees: Gates

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Federal authorities began what will be hotly contested discussions this week on where in the U.S. to send Guantanamo detainees who ...

Some Guantanamo Detainees Going To Europe: Official

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRAGUE — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asked European officials Tuesday to accept some freed Guantanamo Bay detainees, and one government of...

Hardin, Montana: Guantanamo Jail Of The Future?

Billings Gazette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Economic development officials in Hardin are looking at the soon-to-close detention facility in Guantanamo Bay as a possible fix for the jail sitting...

Miss Universe Gitmo Photos Emerge

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Guantánamo's prison camps commander said Thursday he would continue to allow celebrity visits despite a simmering controversy over a visit last month...

Sarkozy To Obama: France Will Take Gitmo Detainee

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

STRASBOURG, France — Courting Europe with an American-style campaign, President Barack Obama on Friday talked up his plans _ popular here _ to e...

Obama Pledges To Repair Relationship With Europe

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

STRASBOURG, France — Courting Europe with an American-style campaign, President Barack Obama on Friday talked up his plans _ popular here _ to e...

What's in a Name? In this Case, Not Much

Elizabeth Goitein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Goitein

The real story here is not that the words have changed; it's that much of the substance -- the disturbingly overbroad view of who may be detained under the laws of war -- remains the same.

Chavez: Gitmo Detainees Can Come Here

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he is prepared to receive detainees held by the US military at the Guantanamo Bay camp in Cuba....

Yemeni Guantanamo Detainee Ordered Released By US Judge

AP | NEDRA PICKLER and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the United States to release a prisoner from the Guantanamo detention center who said he fears f...

Jason Linkins

Miss Universe Blogs About Visiting Guantanamo Bay: "Soooo Beautiful!" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The XX Factor's Hanna Rosin has been reading the blog of Miss Universe, Dayana Mendoza. And, as it turns out, Miss Universe is sort of a nimrod! But...

Obama's Yemen Problem

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

Instead of branding the Yemenis guilty until proven innocent, the United States and Yemen should prosecute those against whom they have evidence and repatriate the rest.

Obama's Cabinet-Level 'Guantanamo Task Force' Holds First Meeting

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Top officials of the Obama administration met privately Monday to discuss how to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Attor...