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Former Guantanamo Prisoner Omar Khadr Wants His Bail Conditions Eased

18 hours agoNews : Vice News

Former Guantanamo inmate Omar Khadr is asking a Canadian court to reduce his bail conditions so that he can remove his electronic monitoring bracelet and travel from Edmonton to Toronto to visit his family, according to the Canadian Press. Show More Summary

US Awaits Congress’ Decision to Transfer Gitmo Prisoners - White House

The White House spokesperson confirmed the US readiness to transfer the Guantanamo detainees currently held in Cuba while awaiting for the Congress approval.

More Former Gitmo Detainees Are Suspected of Fighting Again — And More Got Killed

21 hours agoNews : Vice News

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) on Thursday released its latest report on so-called Guantanamo recidivists — detainees who are confirmed of re-engaging in terrorist activity after being released from the detention facility. Show More Summary

Accused 9/11 Co-Conspirator Wants Trial Halted Until He Gets Better Medical Care

WASHINGTON -- One of the five accused Sept. 11 co-conspirators is asking a federal court to place a freeze on his ongoing military trial until the U.S. provides him with improved medical care at the Guantanamo Bay prison facility, where...Show More Summary

Fox Host Stokes Fears That Obama May Send "Terrorist Prisoners To Your Town"

From the September 2 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends: Related: Military Team Surveys U.S. Sites for Potential Guantanamo Bay Transfers Previously: Fox News Pushes GOP Horror Story Of Obama Setting Gitmo Terrorists Loose In U.S. The...Show More Summary

If Guantanamo Closes 'What Will US Do With 116 Inmates?’ – Alan Singer

Obama’s spokesman Josh Earnest condemned Congress for blocking moves to close Guantanamo prison. He also emphasized that Obama remained committed to closing down Guantanamo, yet the prison still holds 116 inmates who were seized fifteen years ago from Iraq and have not received any legal process.

Half of Guantanamo inmates need indefinite lockup: Pentagon chief

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

About half the detainees at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba need to be locked up “indefinitely,” Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday. Carter said he supports President Barack Obama’s long-standing goal of closing the the site, but cautioned it remains...

Obama Spokesman Slams Congress for Blocking Moves to Close Guantanamo

White House Press Spokesman Josh Earnest refused to rule out executive action by US President Barack Obama to close the Guantanamo detention facility for terrorists if Congress continues to refuse to act on the issue.

Obama Considering Array of Options for Closing Guantanamo Prison: White House

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Spokesman Josh Earnest said the best route for closing the prison would be winning Congressional approval.

Obama considering 'wide array' of options for closing Guantanamo prison -White House

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - The White House is considering a "wide array" of options for closing the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday, declining to rule out executive action as an option.

Debunking Guantanamo prisoner panic

Rachel Maddow points out that contrary to the frightened objections of some governors, the Obama administration's desire to move prisoners out of Guantanamo...

These Are the 6 US Prisons That May Soon House Guantanamo Detainees

last weekNews : Vice News

In the coming weeks, the White House is expected to send Congress a final plan to "safely and responsibly" move dozens of detainees held in Guantanamo Bay to military and, possibly, federal prisons in the United States. The move is part...Show More Summary

News in Brief: Guantanamo Bay Begins Construction On Senior Care Wing

last weekHumor : The Onion

GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA—Saying the expansion would ensure the facility is adequately prepared for upcoming challenges, officials at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp announced Wednesday that they had broken ground on a new geriatric care wing. Show More Summary

US Governors to Fight Obama on Relocating Guantanamo Prisoners to America

Kansas and South Carolina Governors aim to block Obama’s efforts to move detainees from Guantanamo Bay prison to their respective states.

Shocker: US Forces Only Captured 3 of the 116 Gitmo Detainees

As critics of United States President Barack Obama’s plan to shut down the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison warn of dangerous threats to national security, a new review by the Guardian reveals that an overwhelming majority of those so-called “worst of the worst terrorists” were captured by non-US forces for questionable purposes.

GOP starting to panic over Guantanamo plan

Republicans have had seven years to come up with good "Gitmo" arguments. Their effort isn't going well.

GTMO hunger strike and DWP make-believe

Alex Wessely brings you the latest Round-up. In the news Guantanamo Bay was back in the headlines this week, after the Obama administration responded to a legal request to free a hunger-striking detainee “entirely in secret”. Tariq Ba Odah has refused to eat voluntarily since 2007, and now weighs a “shockingly frail”  74.5 pounds (33.8kg). Tariq, who […]

Clock ticking on Obama's Gitmo promise

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Lingering on President Obama's to-do list before his term ends is closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility also known as Gitmo. But what's the hold up? Yahoo global news anchor Katie Couric explains.

Kansas Senator: Terrorists Could Infiltrate Fort Leavenworth by ... Submarine?

As you know, President Obama is determined to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, which he promised to close in 2007 and has desperately been trying but failing to close since his second day in office. See Executive Order... Show More Summary

Attorney: Hunger-striking detainee at Guantanamo ‘shockingly thin and frail’

The lawyer representing Tariq Ba Odah, a detainee at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who began a hunger strike in 2007, said Friday that his client had lost more than half of his body weight and appears "shockinglyShow More Summary

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