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Obama Releases 10 More GITMO Detainees Just Before Leaving Office

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 16, 2017 at 10:00am 1/16/2017 at 10:00am

President Obama is slowly draining the terrorist prison in Guantanamo Bay before turning the White House keys over to Trump.

In the wee hours of the morning, it was announced that Oman accepted ten GITMO prisoners.

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Obama Administration Transfers 15 Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 6:14pm 8/16/2016 at 6:14pm

President Barack Obama transferred 15 Guantanamo Bay prisoners to the United Arab Emirates, making it the largest transfer in his time in office.

He sent 12 Yemenis and three Afghans to the Middle East country, leaving only 61 prisoners in the Cuba base. Gitmo had 242 prisoners when Obama took office...

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Obama Reveals Plan to Bring Most Dangerous Gitmo Terrorists to U. S.

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 4:15pm 2/23/2016 at 4:15pm

Having campaigned on closing Gitmo and on his first day in office signing an executive order to close it within the year, Obama has been steadily emptying the detention center, often in dubious deals...

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Obama Quietly Prepares to Transfer Prisoners From Gitmo

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 8:30am 1/6/2016 at 8:30am

While Obama cried for TV cameras yesterday, his administration was putting the finishing touches on a plan to transfer up to 17 prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. This has been in the works for a while.

Catherine Herridge...

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Senator Tom Cotton: Keep Gitmo open

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 1:00pm 12/13/2015 at 1:00pm

Tom Cotton, the freshman senator from Arkansas, has never minced words when giving his opinion of Guantanamo Bay detainees.

In a speech he gave at the Heritage Foundation in Washington last week, he reiterated this position, making a strong case for continuing to hold the remaining 107 prisoners in Cuba.

Opening his remarks...

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Obama to Close Gitmo by Executive Order?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 9:30am 11/8/2015 at 9:30am

Obama has been trying to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay since being sworn in as president and now he’s running out of time. Would it be surprising for him to just go around congress?

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Obama’s Gitmo Workaround

President Obama is about to send Congress a doomed plan to...

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Rick Perry chokes up discussing military sacrifice

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 6:00pm 8/27/2015 at 6:00pm

Joining Rep. Trey Gowdy and Sen. Tim Scott at a Presidential town hall forum in South Carolina Thursday, Governor Rick Perry took questions ranging from entitlement reform to national security.

During a particularly emotional moment, Governor Perry went off script to discuss his deep-rooted feelings about military service.

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What if Obama could do Gitmo all over again?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11:30am 3/19/2015 at 11:30am

At a speech to the City Club of Cleveland yesterday afternoon, President Obama summoned once again the hobgoblin of his presidency: Guantanamo Bay.

During a Q&A session the President revealed that, if he could start his presidency over, with perfect hindsight, he would close Gitmo on day one.

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Did you know “Club Gitmo” has a VIP list?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:00am 2/10/2015 at 7:00am

Berg-dog.
Club Gitmo.
Feeling so…ISIS right now.

Every year, the city of Tampa, Florida gathers at the Gasparilla Pirate Festival to soak in a little sun, a little more music, and one too many of those gigantic frozen margaritas.

Not exactly the best venue to discuss pressing issues of foreign policy, but still—you’d expect the...

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Senator Cotton: Gitmo Prisoners Can “Rot In Hell”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:30am 2/7/2015 at 11:30am

Newly elected Republican Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) has no problem stating how he really feels about Gitmo detainees.

In a hearing on the administration’s recent decision to close the Guantanamo Bay facilities, (something Senator Obama promised to do when he was running for President in 2008), Senator Cotton grilled Brian McKeon,...

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Coming soon: Executive action freed from electoral concerns

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 7:50pm 10/12/2014 at 7:50pm

Last week, the Wall Street Journal released a report on Barack Obama’s latest push to fulfill his most famous campaign promise—achieving the permanent closure of U.S. detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Senior administration officials are saying that the President is serious about coming through on the Gitmo closure, and is considering...

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Report: Obama really, truly, seriously might possibly close Gitmo after election

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11:37am 10/10/2014 at 11:37am

We’ve already seen how Democrats are trying to mobilize the base with the quiet promise of Obama executive action on “immigration reform.”

Here’s the chaser for the base — Obama might also close Gitmo, via Washington Examiner:

President Obama is exploring executive action to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a...

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Christmas 2009 – The Undie Bomber

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 8:15am 12/25/2011 at 8:15am

On Christmas Day 2009, Abdul Farouk Umar Abdulmutallab attempted to detonate exposives contained in his underwear on a flight arriving in Detroit.  Abdulmutallab unexpectedly

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#OccupyWallStreet Large Tweet of the Day

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 7, 2011 at 5:52pm 10/7/2011 at 5:52pm

Large law firms.

Oh sure, they’ll give thousands of pro bono hours fighting for the rights of Gitmo detainees, but remember why they are Large law firms.

They have Large corporate clients including Large Banks and Large Investment Banks and Large Broker-Dealers who pay them Large Legal Fees so they can pay associates Large Salaries and partners Large...

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The World Awaits Word From … Glenn Greenwald

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 2, 2011 at 9:45am 5/2/2011 at 9:45am

It’s 9:45 a.m. Eastern.

Is there anyone who has not opined on the killing of Osama bin Laden yet?

Yes, there is.  The world awaits word from … the prolific Glenn Greenwald.  Nothing on Twitter, or at Salon.com. 

Extra-judicial killing, with

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Going After Judge James Ware

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 9:08pm 4/27/2011 at 9:08pm

A motion has been filed in California federal District Court seeking to vacate former Chief Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling holding that Prop. 8 violated the United States Constitution.  A copy of the motion is here.  As a matter of routine, the movants selected a hearing date for the motion in July...

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King & Spalding Says Yes to Gitmo Detainees, No to Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 25, 2011 at 12:12pm 4/25/2011 at 12:12pm

Under pressure from groups opposed to the Defense of Marriage Act, the large Atlanta law firm King & Spalding is seeking to withdraw from representation.  In a transparently phony excuse, the head of the firm blames an improper “vetting” process, when everyone in the world knows that the reason King &...

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