Away from public view, US President Barack Obama signed a defense bill Wednesday barbed with measures designed to undo his bid to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. In a terse statement, the White House said Obama has signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016, along...
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama hinted at possible plans to close the Guantanamo Bay prison through executive action as he signed an updated national defense authorization bill on Wednesday. This is the sixth consecutive year that...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion defense policy bill despite his opposition to restrictions in the legislation that ban him from moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States and making...Show More Summary
The defense policy bill had become a flash point in the debate over whether Obama can move some of the remaining 107 detainees from the detention center in Cuba without congressional approval.
U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth questions the government over delays in reviewing Gitmo cases. A Barnes & Thornburg partner apologizes for tweeting photos from a federal trial—and now awaits a possible sanction. And an anonymous jury will sit in the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore. This is a daily roundup from ALM and other publications.
Guantanamo prison seeks supplier of up to $1 million in detainee provisions MIAMI — Guantanamo prison, with 107 detainees and defense attorneys purchasing basic supplies for long-held captives, is lining up a supplier for up to $1 million in socks, shoes, orange jumpsuits and other basic prisoner...
President Obama approved the releases of five Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo Bay earlier this month, and that decision has left Army widow Jen Hamen asking why. Hamen is dealing with a horrible scenario made worse, for her, by the perception that the government her husband John fought and died for values terrorists more than its... Show More Summary
While having a collective hissy fit over President Obama's decision to release more prisoners from our prison at Guantanamo Bay, the yappers on Fox's Cashin' In did their best to pretend that there's no such thing as blowback from the prison's existence. Show More Summary
A lawyer for detainees at the detention center claims that Obama will not find a single state in the United States willing to accommodate prisoners transferred from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.
Yes, if it weren’t for Club Gitmo, these savage animals would be out there working as community organizers, we guess. President Obama said Thursday that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility is helping the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) … Continued
By Matt Spetalnick MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama vowed on Thursday to press ahead with the release of his plan on how he hopes to close the Guantanamo military prison but said last week’s Paris attacks would stoke further congressional resistance to his efforts. Show More Summary
U.S. President Barack Obama vowed on Thursday to press ahead with the release of his plan on how he hopes to close the Guantanamo military prison but said last week’s Paris attacks would stoke further congressional resistance to his efforts. Obama drew a link between a bid by Republicans to block...
MANILA — President Obama on Thursday rejected the notion that the Paris terror attacks should deter his bid to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, saying it is not necessary to continue to hold suspected terrorists there to keep the United States safe. "In the aftermath of Paris, there's a very strong tendency for us […]
MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that that he could close the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba while keeping Americans safe, but acknowledged he would likely face tough resistance from Congress.
Russian Foreign Ministry's Human Rights Ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov said that Moscow expects the United States to release a Russian detainee of the Guantanamo Bay prison as soon as possible.
YOU SPELLED TRAITOR WRONG: The Wall Street Journal editors on “President Guantanamo.” President Obama rode into the White House vilifying George W. Bush’s “unchecked presidential power” and “ignoring the law when it is inconvenient,” as he put it in 2007. Yet now Mr. Obama is poised to exceed any executive action his predecessor so much as contemplated as he may […]
For years, but especially in recent months, the Obama administration has hinted President Obama will close Guantanamo Bay Prison with an executive...
By Steve Holland CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Republican Jeb Bush will pledge on Wednesday that if elected president next year he will keep open the disputed U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as long as the fight against Islamic militants lasts. Show More Summary
Republican Jeb Bush will pledge on Wednesday that if elected president next year he will keep open the disputed U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as long as the fight against Islamic militants lasts. Bush, looking to show he is capable of being commander in chief in the face of multiple...
Congress might shut down the government in December, from the WSJ: House Speaker Ryan Warns of Budget, Guantanamo Bay Confrontations With White House Spending legislation needed to avoid a government shutdown in December must include Republican policy measures in order to pass Congress, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) said Tuesday.Mr. Show More Summary