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Michael McAuliff

Civil Liberties Groups Ask Obama Administration To Let Indefinite Detention Ruling Stand | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Civil liberties groups are asking the Obama administration to stand down and give up defending America's law allowing the indefinite det...

Time for a Revolution

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

The only appropriate government response to mass shootings seems to be thoughts and prayers, combined with more prayers and thoughts. And the government's official response to bankers kicking families out of their homes so they could buy a newer Bentley was to not press any charges.

Obama Administration Appeals Indefinite Detention Ruling

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Monday appealed a U.S. judge's order barring enforcement of part of a law that permits indefinite...

Democracy, Trust and WikiLeaks: A Conversation With the Mother of Julian Assange

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.26.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

I believe that people such as Julian Assange, movements such as Occupy Wall Street and those behind the Arab Spring, actually want change for a better, not worse and more chaotic, world. But their image and their hard work is being hijacked and manipulated.

America's One-party State

Shahid Buttar | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Despite campaigning to restore liberty in the face of Bush & Cheney's blind pursuit of a brutish (and ultimately foolish) vision of security, President Obama has not only continued their constitutional abuses but even pioneered new ones.

What Do We Celebrate this July Fourth?

Shahid Buttar | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

When the United States championed democracy, freedom, and opportunity, it made sense to celebrate the Fourth of July. But are we still promoting those values? If we are paragons of neither opportunity nor freedom, what exactly do we celebrate today?

Federal Judge Rebuffs Administration On NDAA, Indefinite Detention

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

A federal judge rejected an Obama administration attempt to beat back her earlier ruling against the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act this week...

Nick Wing

7 Ways To Get Yourself Detained Indefinitely | Nick Wing | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics

Debate continued to rage this week over a short, loosely worded segment of the new 565-page 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that critics, lawm...

Michael McAuliff

Women Allowed In Combat Under Senate Defense Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A measure to let women fight on the front lines is part of the massive defense bill proposed Thursday in the Senate. The National Def...

Will SCOTUS Abandon Gitmo?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The Supreme Court is expected to decide as soon as Thursday whether it will hear the Latif v. Obama and possibly restore a right to meaningful judicial review for detainees imprisoned in the name of the "war on terror."

Follow the Defense Dollars -- If You Can

Joe Newman | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Joe Newman

What happens when Congress does the public's business in secret? The well-connected corporate lobbyists, fundraisers and campaign contributors are the ones who benefit the most because of their insider access.

Michael McAuliff

Senators: Unconstitutional Detention Law Is Fine | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat responsible for America's indefinite detention law sees no reason to change the measure after it was ruled unconstituti...

GOP Blasts Obama Defense Budget 5 Times Larger Than China's

Bloomberg | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

Republicans and President Barack Obama are squaring off again over federal spending, only this time the president wants to cut it and the Republicans ...

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Defense Budget That Breaks Spending Agreement | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a defense budget Friday that exceeds the deal cut by Congress and President Barack Obama last summer, and that would ha...

Michael McAuliff

Bill To End Indefinite Detention Fails In House | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A judge may have found unconstitutional the law that allows people to be held indefinitely without trial by the military, but the House ...

Indefinite Detention Showdown Looms In The House

Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATTA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A showdown looms in the House over whether to end the indefinite detention without trial of t...

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.

GOP Admits It Lacks Votes for Afghan War; House to Vote on Drone Strikes, Afghan Exit & Indefinite Detention

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.17.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

On Wednesday night, the House GOP leadership effectively conceded that they no longer have the votes in the House to sustain the current war policy in Afghanistan.

NDAA Authorizes War Against Iran

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

This week, Congress is considering two pieces of legislation relating to Iran. The first undermines a diplomatic solution with Iran and lowers the bar for war. The second authorizes a war of choice against Iran and begins military preparations for it.

Indefinite Detention Provision Blocked

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A judge on Wednesday struck down a portion of a law giving the government wide powers to regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecu...

Michael McAuliff

Law With 'Chilling Impact On First Amendment' Ruled Unconstitutional | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day before Congress weighs an amendment to end indefinite military detentions in the U.S., a federal judge Wednesday ruled the law tha...

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...

Max J. Rosenthal

Public Opinion Blocked On Afghan War | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

While public opinion has turned firmly against the war in Afghanistan, falling to another all-time low in an Associated Press poll on Wednesday, Repub...

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...

GOP Indefinite Detention Fix May Not Work

Mother Jones | Adam Serwer | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

Facing a serious civil liberties backlash, Congress is considering changing a controversial counterterrorism law it passed last year....