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GOP May Change Indefinite Detention

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Facing a conservative backlash, House Republicans are working to change a new law that allows the indefinite detention without tria...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Move To Repeal Indefinite Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of lawmakers on Thursday offered a bill that would repeal laws that allow the indefinite detention of Americans and others by the...

Michael McAuliff

Obama Waives Rule Allowing Indefinite Military Detention Of Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House released rules Tuesday evening waiving the most controversial piece of the new military detention law, and exempting U.S...

Obama: The Light Against the Republican Darkness

Vicky Shorr | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Vicky Shorr

Tell me I'm crazy -- I want to be a paranoid-delusionist here. But more than that, more than anything, I want Obama to have a second term, which is why I am not shouting about this terrible bill, at least not yet.

The Hidden Costs of Star Creep: Generals Making More in Retirement Than in Service

Ben Freeman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Ben Freeman

Our troops need to know that in this tight fiscal climate they still have our complete support. Former top commanders raking in seven figure salaries from taxpayers while active duty soldiers bear the brunt of the cuts sends the opposite message.

Presidential Ungratefulness

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

While America honors the legacy of civil rights color-bearer Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., it is ironic that President Obama betrays his memory. In...

Ron Paul Slams GOP Senator On House Floor Over Detention Of American Citizens (VIDEO)

Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

On Wednesday, GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) urged his congressional colleagues to support legislation that would repeal a clause ...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Occupied: Hundreds Swarm Capitol Hill To Represent 99 Percent

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

A diverse crowd of hundreds from around the country descended on Capitol Hill Tuesday as the Occupy movement tried to get its point across to a Congre...

A Rainy Day in D.C., Marching to Close Guantanamo

Coleen Rowley | Posted 03.18.2012 | DC
Coleen Rowley

It's now 10 years after the indefinite detention prison of Guantanamo was created. With the recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act broadening, the U.S. government seems to have given up on ever righting itself.

Close the Guantánamo Gulag

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The list of Guantánamo critics is a long one. Archbishop Desmond Tutu dubbed it a stain on the character of the United States. Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan said the United States must close the camp as soon as possible.

A Peculiar and Pernicious Myth: Domestic Military Detentions

Kate Martin | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Kate Martin

There is an extraordinary claim being widely circulated: that the defense bill recently signed by the president authorizes the detention without charge of Americans and other terrorist suspects found in the United States. That is simply untrue.

10 Years Later, Guantanamo Is STILL Open

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Suleiman al-Nahdi waits with dozens of other prisoners in a seemingly permanent state of limbo five years after he was c...

Democratic Occupy Activist Takes Charge of Iowa Republican Caucus Precinct 66

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

Precinct 66 nominated well-known Occupy organizer Ed Fallon to serve as Republican Caucus Secretary, customarily an innocuous role when held by a traditional member of the party. Fallon is not what you would call a traditional member of any party.

Are Green Military Buildings Threatened By New Spending Bill?

Posted 01.04.2012 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: You can add green building advocates to the list of people who have a gripe with the National Defense Authorizatio...

WATCH: Arrests During Occupy Protest At Grand Central

Posted 01.04.2012 | New York

About 100 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators gathered in the main concourse at Grand Central Tuesday night to protest the National Defense Authorization...

Promises, Promises: President Obama's NDAA Signing Statement

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Back when he was a candidate, then-Senator Obama criticized President George W. Bush for his frequent reliance on signing statements to circumvent Congressional intent. What a difference executive power makes.

All American Muslims Better Get Ready for a New Reality

Nida Khan | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Nida Khan

As American Muslims, we're happy that some are starting to ease the negative imaging and stereotyping against us, and are instead open to learning more about what the Islamic faith truly stands for.

The National Defense Authorization Act: Our Disappearing Rights and Liberties

Alton Lu | Posted 03.04.2012 | Home
Alton Lu

On December 31, 2011, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act. This year, the NDAA bill has passed with new provisions that should have the entire country up with pitchforks.

Liberty or Security -- Why Can't We Have Both?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

So much blood was lost in the name of freedom, yet here we are several generations later, fearful of Islamic terrorism and blandly accepting the serious erosion of our civil liberties with barely a murmur of dissent.

A Brave New Fahrenheit 2012

Duncan Quirk | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Duncan Quirk

In a time where our government cannot come to a necessary bipartisan solution to save our country from economic collapse under enormous debt, it is astonishing how much support these pieces of legislation that diminish our civil rights are receiving.

Michael McAuliff

Obama Signs Defense Bill Despite 'Serious Reservations'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indefinite military detention of Americans became the law of the land Saturday, as President Barack Obama signed a defense bill that cod...

Vote Against Obama in Iowa

Cenk Uygur | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

If you live in Iowa, please send a message to the president for the rest of us. We voted for change last time, apparently you didn't hear us. If you don't hear us soon, you might be the one that gets changed.

Surrendering 2011: Rendition and Methane

Jim Garrison | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
Jim Garrison

In the fine print of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, passed just before the holidays, it turns out that in addition to being now legally ...

Group Launches Recall Effort Over Indefinite Detention Votes

Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

A group of Montanans has launched an effort to recall the state's U.S. congressional delegation over recent votes on a controversial defense bill that...

All I Want for Christmas Is My Civil Liberties!

Coleen Rowley | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

What's the worst that could happen as a result of the congressional rubberstamp broadening the war and allowing indefinite military detention of American citizens as "enemy combatants"?