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New Guantanamo Tribunals Manual Leaves Unanswered Questions

McClatchy | Carol Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- The long awaited new rule book for the Obama-era war court doesn't resolve a key issue that bedeviled its predecess...

Closing Guantanamo Bay Fades As A Priority

New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Stymied by political opposition and focused on competing priorities, the Obama administration has sidelined efforts to close the Guantánamo prison, m...

Obama Administration Sidelines Guantanamo Closure

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Stymied by political opposition and focused on competing priorities, the Obama administration has sidelined efforts to close the Guantá...

Sam Stein

Levin: Gitmo Closure Going Nowhere, 'Not Enough' Push From Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been more than five months since the Obama administration missed its self-imposed deadline for the closure of the detention center at Guantanamo ...

Dan Froomkin

With Greg Craig Out Of The Way, Coast Is Clear For White House To Make Legal Calls On Political Grounds | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House counsel ideally serves as the president's conscience. But late last year, Barack Obama's conscience was surgically removed. Greg Cra...

Sam Stein

Robert Gibbs: We Don't Know When Gitmo Will Be Closed | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Friday marks the one-year anniversary of President Obama's pledge to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay within the year. And, as anyone wh...

Obama's Guantanamo Plans Casualty Of Detroit Terror Plot?

McClatchy | Carol Rosenberg | Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The foiled Christmas Day plot to blow up a jetliner over Detroit has thrown up a major roadblock to President Barack Obama's pledge to close the priso...

Think Again: Blame Gitmo

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Conservative temperatures rose shortly after Christmas when reports surfaced that members of a group that took "credit" for the failed "underpants" attack had previously been detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

Obama: Guantanamo Won't Close By January Deadline | Anne E. Kornblut | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- President Obama directly acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay will not close by the January...

Sam Stein

Lieberman: The United States Must Pre-Emptively Act In Yemen | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, (I-Conn) a renowned hawk and one of the foremost champions of the invasion of Iraq, warned on Sunday that the United States fac...

Terror Attempt May Hinder Plans To Close GITMO | PETER BAKER and CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KANEOHE, Hawaii -- The attempted bombing of an American passenger plane on Christmas Day could greatly complicate President Obama's efforts to close t...

Report: Executing Gitmo Detainees Will Endanger America

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Center For American Progress, a public policy think-tank based in D.C., has released a report that investigates the implications of the closure of...

A Gitmo Christmas Carol: Say 'Bah Humbug' to Cheney (Video)

Danielle Celena Belton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Celena Belton

New Security Action released this video over the holidays as part of a concerted effort to call for the closing of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Here are some facts about the prison at Guantanamo Bay:

Obama Guantanamo Closing: White House Regroups After Missteps

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This article by Dafna Linzer, ProPublica, and Anne E. Kornblut, Washington Post, was published by ProPublica under a Creative Commons license. With ...

Obama Still On Track To Close Gitmo By January

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's top lawyer on Thursday said the Obama administration remains committed to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison by early...

Obama Administration Making Progress On Getting Detainees Out Of Gitmo

Washington Post | Peter Finn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has secured commitments from nearly a dozen countries willing to accept detainees from Guantanamo Bay and is increasingly con...

Obama Aide Raises Doubt About Gitmo Closing Deadline

Wall Street Journal | SIOBHAN GORMAN and EVAN PEREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration's counterterrorism chief appeared to provide the first indication the administration may not make its January deadline for cl...

Mohammed Jawad, Teenage Afghan Detainee, To Be Transferred To Civilian Court

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It wasn't until late Friday afternoon that the Obama Justice Department, after years of wrangling over the fate of Mohammed Jawad, the Afghan boy arre...

Guantánamo Closing Faces Major Hurdles And Headaches For The White House

New York Times | DAVID JOHNSTON and ELISABETH BUMILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With six months left before a White House deadline, the Obama administration is struggling with legal, political and logistical problems...

Obama's Radical Gitmo Plan

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Obama's controversial detention plan for Guantanamo detainees keeps leaking and it is a fundamentally radical, dangerous and potentially unconstitutional approach.

White House Denies Indefinite Detention Order

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House dismissed reports that it has drafted an executive order allowing indefinite detention in the United States of some of the top terror...

Sam Stein

Holder: Indefinite Detention Will Include Measures Of Due Process | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eric Holder asserted on Wednesday that terrorism suspects indefinitely detained by the United States would be granted opportunities for due process, b...

Sam Stein

Petraeus Endorses Obama's Plans To Close GITMO, End Torture | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

General David Petraeus said this past weekend that President Obama's decision to close down Gitmo and end harsh interrogation techniques would benefit...

Gates: Guantanamo "Taint" On U.S. Reputation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the Obama administration had no choice but to order the shutdown of the prison at Guantanamo be...

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...