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Gitmo Forever? Congress’s Dangerous New Bill

December 9, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Gitmo Forever? Congress’s Dangerous New Bill By David Cole 08 Dec 2011 For nearly ten years now, Guantanamo Bay’s military prison has been an international symbol of United States lawlessness and a recruiting boon for al-Qaeda. If Congress gets its way the facility will stay that way for the […]

Attorney general questioned in Fast and Furious inquiry

Washington (CNN) — A top GOP critic of President Barack Obama’s Justice Department cranked up the political heat Thursday on Attorney General Eric Holder, threatening possible impeachment over the handling of Operation Fast and Furious, a severely flawed and now discredited federal gun-sting plan. “Heads should roll,” Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner told Holder during an […]

US politics live: Eric Holder faces ‘Fast and Furious’ questions in Congress

1.20pm: Virginia Tech is in lock-down after shots were heard near the campus: Virginia Tech says a police officer has been shot, and a possible second victim has been reported at a parking lot near the campus. Authorities are seeking a suspect. A campus-wide alert tells students and faculty to stay inside and lock doors. […]

No US-Canada deal on Keystone XL

8 December 2011 Last updated at 03:20 GMT Harper and Obama describe themselves as friends and had a ‘candid’ discussion A controversial oil pipeline linking Canada and the US must be assessed for environmental impact, the US president has told Canada’s prime minister. Meeting Canadian PM Stephen Harper at the White House to sign a […]

Obama: Economic Fairness is ‘The Defining Issue of Our Time’

President Barack Obama says restoring America’s prosperity and economic fairness is the defining issue of our time. The president went to the Midwestern state of Kansas Tuesday to restate his economic goals. In a nearly hour-long speech, President Obama stressed the importance of reforming the nation’s economy to give middle class Americans what he called […]

Obama Urges Congress to Extend Payroll Tax Cuts

U.S. President Barack Obama is urging the public to persuade members of Congress to extend a payroll tax cut that saved a typical middle class family about $1,000 last year.  The tax cut is set to expire on December 31. Obama’s message during his weekly address Saturday comes a day after Americans got news of […]