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Guantanamo Prison

Gitmo's Closing, So Now Where Do We Keep Falsely Imprisoned People?

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.29.2016 | Comedy

President Obama recently announced that his administration is moving forward with plans to close Guantanamo Bay. But that leaves a lot of unanswered q...

Democrats Hint They're Prepared For Obama To Shut Down Gitmo Alone

The Washington Post | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

As Congress awaits the administration’s plans to close Guantanamo Bay, Democrats are suggesting it might not be a bad thing if President Obama shutt...

Guantanamo Detainees' Lawyers Are Skeptical That Obama Will Close The Prison

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Before midnight on Friday, President Barack Obama's Justice Department is due to either block or accept a legal request...

White House In Final Stages Of Drafting Plan To Close Guantanamo Prison

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday it was in the final stage of drafting a plan for closing the Guantanamo prison for f...

Muslim American Taxpayer Reaction to SOTU 2015

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Mehrunisa Qayyum

The last two years of "lame duck" actually present an opportunity for executive leadership to truly drive policy change without fear of re-election politics. If caveats are included, here is where Obama may truly leverage his power as someone who has freedom to really pursue an agenda without worrying about spending political capital

Smearing Private Bergdahl: the Republican Right Descends to a New Low

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

I thought Karl Rove's 2004 Swift Boating of John Kerry's Vietnam service record in the US Navy was pretty disgusting, but the recent smears against President Barack Obama for winning Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release have descended to a new low.

Ryan J. Reilly

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's Secret Gitmo Prison Is Falling Apart | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The secretive U.S. military facility in Guantanamo, Cuba, that holds so-called high-value detainees like Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shei...

Obama To Reiterate Guantanamo Closure Pledge

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

(Adds context) WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will lay out the rationale for U.S. drone strikes in a speech on ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Detainee Medical Incident Prompts Evacuation Of Reporters | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- It is 5:45 a.m. on Thursday morning and the detainees on Bravo block of Guantanamo's Camp Five are beginning their ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Hunger Strike Numbers Continue To Rise | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The number of detainees the military has recognized as hunger strikers rose again on Wednesday, days after a raid f...

Red Cross Visits Guantanamo Due To Hunger Strike Concern

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact

* 31 detainees participating in hunger strike * After 11 years in captivity, their future is uncertain * Efforts to clos...

Ryan J. Reilly

New Guantanamo Prison Plan Shows U.S. To Stay A While | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is weighing a proposal to build a new $49 million prison for special detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, ...

Guantanamo Dentention Like Being In "Supermax" Prison: Human Rights Watch

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics