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Prisoner Transfer Is Obama's Greatest Push Yet To Close Guantanamo

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.16.2016 | Politics

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) - The Pentagon has sent nine Yemeni men to Saudi Arabia from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo,...

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Prosecution Plans Scaled Back By Obama Administration | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration probably will bring military commissions charges against about half of the 36 detainees it originally said coul...

Gitmo Lawyer Jabs Obama For Pointing Fingers Over Prison

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

Martha Rayner, a Fordham University law professor who has represented a number of Guantanamo detainees, accused President Barack Obama of ducking his ...

How Bush Problem Became Obama Disgrace

Salon | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics

Once upon a time, in the long-ago days of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, we may have had the worst and most abusive presidential administration in th...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama's Guantanamo Is Never Going To Close, So Everyone Might As Well Get Comfortable | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- In late January, shortly after President Barack Obama began his second term, Navy Cmdr. Walter Ruiz stood inside an...

Matt Sledge

Obama Signs NDAA Into Law Despite Controversial Provisions | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 on Wednesday, despite his own threat to veto it over prohibitions on clos...

Once Crucial Issue Disappears Almost Entirely From Campaign

Miami Herald | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics

In 2007, Mitt Romney set himself apart from the pack of presidential candidates by staking out an extreme position on the prison camps at Guantánamo ...

The Absurdity of the National Security State

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.27.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

As lawmakers fall all over each other to prove who's toughest on terrorism, critics from across the political spectrum are finally starting to decry the absurd results.

Maybe You Can

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

After Guantanamo, after state secrets, after cap and trade, health care, the settlement freeze, and Afghanistan, it will be hard to answer the skeptic who says Obama lacks the conviction of his convictions.