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Dan Froomkin

Obama Administration Demands Amnesia From Reporters Covering Gitmo | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jack Newfield, the legendary investigative reporter, once wrote that if government officials had their way, journalists would be "stenographers with a...

Journalists Battle Strict Rules Covering Gitmo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL STATION, Cuba (July 1) -- The Pentagon last month barred four reporters from Guantanamo Bay for revealing the name of a witness a...

The Sad Saga Continues in Guantanamo Bay

Jonathan Tracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tracy

After sixteen months of the Obama administration, it is a sad fact that we have not made appreciable shifts away from Bush's military commission polices.

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...

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...

Obama: Bush Lite on Guantanamo

Lt. Col. Barry Wingard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lt. Col. Barry Wingard

The Bush way of thinking seems to be the guiding force behind many of the Obama administration's decisions on terrorism and Guantanamo. Why?

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...

Thomson Prison Could Still Be Sold, Whether It Houses Guantanamo Detainees Or Not

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Despite resistance in Congress to the Obama administration strategy for closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, White House officials said Fr...

Guantanamo Detainees' Move To Thomson Prison Rejected By House Armed Services Committee

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The House Armed Services Committee has dealt a blow to President Obama's hopes to shutter the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by unanimously ...

Why Obama Cannot Close Guantanamo Bay

Patrick Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Robinson

There was only one rock-solid solution: leave the Guantanamo Bay prison camp exactly where it is. It's a living deterrent to enemies of the US and also the most priceless source of intelligence.

Justice Department Recommends 50 Gitmo Detainees Be Held Indefinitely, Without Trial

Washington Post | Peter Finn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Justice Department-led task force has concluded that nearly 50 of the 196 detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should be h...

Why Veterans Are Descending on DC to Close Gitmo

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Those who actually fought terrorists in war, and know how they operate and think are coming to DC to tell Congress to move without delay on closing the prison at Guantanamo.

Obama's First Year: High Hopes, Harsh Reality

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's victory walk down Pennsylvania Avenue after his swearing-in last January was probably the last time he's been able to breathe...

Guantánamo Beyond Guantánamo

Jonathan Hafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Hafetz

The Obama administration is embracing the same malleable, elastic concept of a global "war on terror" that helped give rise to Guantánamo in the first place and that has no basis under the laws of war.

Obama: "I Don't Rattle," I'm Skinny But Tough

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MIAMI — President Barack Obama says he's serious about closing the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. That was the pledge he repeated Mon...

Cheney Silent On Obama Counterterrorism Gains

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama visited the National Counterterrorism Center outside Washington and declared that "because of our efforts" al Qaeda...

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...

Government Prepares Guantanamo Prison For Closing

The Miami Herald | Carol Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier this month, Jamaican guest workers went through Camp X-Ray, the original terrorist detention site here, and uprooted weeds that had engulfed o...

Only Nine Months, But Still Deserving of the Prize

Diane Marie Amann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Marie Amann

Some are questioning the decision to give the award a scant nine months after the onset of Obama's Presidency. Such questions ignore just how much Obama and his administration have accomplished in that short time.

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.

Gitmo Show Trial And Tell

Danielle Celena Belton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Celena Belton

What do you call a trial where the outcome is rigged from the inception? If you're a right-winger and obsessed with keeping Guantanamo Bay open, it's called a military commission.

Supreme Court To Hear Uighurs' Case | Robert Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Supreme Court set aside the objections of the Obama administration and said Tuesday that it will consider whether judges have the power to release...

Guant�namo Prisoners To Be Tried in U.S., Congressional Agreement Allows | DAVID JOHNSTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders have decided to allow detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to be brought to the United States to face civ...

Guantanamo Closure Delayed By Another Full Year

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's commitment to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by next month may be delayed until ...

Government Rushes Towards Gitmo Plea Deals With Few Strong Cases

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the United States moves to prosecute Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four others accused of being conspirators behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, feder...