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Justin Amash

How to Prevent Indefinite Military Detention in the United States. Really.

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The National Defense Authorization Act rightly outraged many on both the left and the right last year, and legislators from all over the political map are now responding. But while one of those responses is real -- i.e., it would actually fix the problem -- one is not, and by pretending to fix it would only make things worse.

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers Try To End Indefinite Detention In America | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to end the law that lets the military indefinitely detain people arrested in America on terror...

Dem, GOPer Target Indefinite Detention

Mother Jones | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

With Congress getting ready to assemble the next big defense authorization bill, two House members are coming together across party lines to ensure th...

The Race in Michigan's Third -- Gerald Ford's Old District

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Considering what is happening to the Republican party today, Gerald Ford couldn't win a primary in his old congressional district.

Lucia Graves

Dem's Pro-Life Voting Record Sparks Debate | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

While Democrats and Republicans have been arguing throughout the campaign season about women's reproductive rights, the issue has now taken center sta...

Criminalizing Free Speech: Is This What Democracy Looks Like?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Activities which were once considered a major component of democratic life in America are now being criminalized. Bubble zones and free speech zones, in essence, destroy the very purpose of the First Amendment.

House Rejects Effort To Prohibit Funds For U.S. Involvement In Libya

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House voted Thursday to bar military aid to Libyan rebels battling Moammar Gadhafi but stopped short of prohibiting funds for U...

Asserting War Powers, House Moves to End Afghanistan, Libya Wars

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Voting on amendments on the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, the House of Representatives took action to hasten the end of the wars in Afghanistan and Libya.

Amanda Terkel

House Lawmakers Draft Legislation To Defund Libya Operations | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress are discussing several mechanisms to cut off funding for U.S. military operations in Libya, arguing that since Presi...

Elise Foley

GOP Defections In House Funding Vote Hint At Trouble Ahead | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a three-week stopgap funding bill on Tuesday by a vote of 271 to 158, fending off the threat of a go...