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Obama Detainee Policy

Controversial Defense Bill Moves Towards Obama's Desk

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress passed a massive $662 billion defense bill Thursday after months of wrangling over how to handle captured terrorist suspec...

Looking Inside The National Defense Authorization Act

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

A look at the $662 billion defense bill that would authorize funds for military personnel, weapons systems, national security programs in the Energy D...

Senior Officials Make Recommendation Over Obama Veto Threat

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House passed a massive $662 billion defense bill Wednesday night after last-minute changes placated the White House and ensured...

Congress Presses Ahead With Massive Bill Despite Obama Veto Threat

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress is pressing ahead with a massive $662 billion defense bill that requires military custody for terrorism suspects linked to...

Obama Reaches Out To Lawmakers Over Controversial Provision

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his national security team are appealing to lawmakers for last-minute changes to a sweeping defense bill...

White House Accuses Senate Of 'Political Micromanagement'

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday accused the Democratic-controlled Senate of "political micromanagement" at the expense of national securi...

Senate Moving To Complete Bill That Has Drawn White House Veto Threat

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Ignoring a presidential veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a massive, $662 billion d...

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 Rejects Effort To Strip Controversial Provision Opposed By White House

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday rejected an effort to strip divisive provisions from a defense bill that deal with the capture and handling o...

Freshman GOP Senator Challenges Obama On Controversial Policy

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The face of Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's policy for handling suspected terrorists is a 43-year-old former pros...

Obama Not Ruling Out Releasing Gitmo Detainees In U.S.

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A White House spokesman says the Obama administration hasn't decided whether or not to release Guantanamo Bay detainees in the Unit...

Sam Stein

Obama Has Talked With Bush Since Inauguration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The ongoing spat between the Obama White House and former vice president Dick Cheney has, to a large extent, marginalized the one other figure with se...

Obama Guantanamo Speech: Pledges To "Clean Up The Mess"

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama fought Thursday to retake command of the emotional debate over closing Guantanamo, denouncing "fear-mongerin...

Fox News Uses Mr. Rogers To Insult Obama Detainee Policy (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer compared National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair with children's television icon Mr. Rogers, after Blair told reporter...