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National Defense Authorization

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

Defense Bill Gives President Power To Lock Up Americans Indefinitely

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress would give the president ultimate authority to detain American citizens indefinitely in military custody under the final versio...

Defense Bill Clears Senate Hurdle Despite White House Veto Threat

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats and Republicans are pushing for harsher sanctions against Iran's Central Bank as fears of Tehran developing a nucl...

Senate Introduces Disastrous New Detention Bill

Amnesty International | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Amnesty International

The new National Defense Authorization Bill presented to the Senate is such a disaster for civil liberties and human rights it is difficult to know where to begin.