Obama Hints He Might Use Executive Action To Close Guantanamo

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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 lawmakers have inserted language into the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, that outlaws the transfer of Guantanamo prisoners to U.S. soil. Because there ...

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Donald Trump’s marathon of meanness reaches new low, mocks reporter’s physical handicap during campaign rally


Now, he’s even trumped himself. Donald Trump’s marathon of meanness reached a new low when the presidential candidate mocked a reporter’s physical handicap during a campaign rally. Trump, speaking to supporters in South Carolina on Tuesday, was defending his remarks about Muslims in Jersey City supposedly celebrating 9/11 when he called out reporter Serge Kovaleski — whose Washington Post article ...

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How 2 Independent Journalists And A Lawyer Held Chicago Police Accountable For Teen’s Death


The shocking police dashcam video that shows a Chicago teen gunned down by a city cop came to light because a couple of dogged independent journalists and a lawyer pried open government records. Chicago’s mainstream media barely flinched when police and union officials claimed Laquan McDonald, 17, was shot after lunging at officers with a knife. But journalists Jamie Kalven and ...

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Obama Reminds Us That Pilgrims Were Refugees Once, Too


By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) — President Barack Obama urged Americans to show generosity to Syrian refugees in his Thanksgiving message on Thursday, reminding them that the Pilgrims who came to America in 1620 were themselves fleeing persecution. “Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims – men and women who want ...

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Video released of Chicago teen Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times by Officer Jason Van Dyke – WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO


Gut-wrenching video of the violent final moments of black teen Laquan McDonald — shot 16 times by a white cop — was finally released Tuesday amid pleas for peace from Chicago officials. The 13-second dashcam clip starts with 17-year-old McDonald crumpling to the ground after Officer Jason Van Dyke fires at him. For the next several seconds, the teen twitches ...

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Family members of victims killed by police officers on camera react to video released of Laquan McDonald’s death by a Chicago cop


Chicago officials were worried the dashboard camera footage of a police officer shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times would draw backlash. They were right. Family members of people killed at the hands of police officers, and those victim’s advocates, all told the Daily News that video has proven time and again an essential element in getting out awareness about police brutality. ...

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Obama Honors 17 Medal Of Freedom Recipients


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation’s highest civilian award Tuesday, including giants of the entertainment industry such as Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg, baseball legends Willie Mays and Yogi Berra, and politicians, activists and government innovators. In addition to filmmaker Spielberg and singer and Oscar-winner Streisand, Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to ...

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3 In Custody For Minneapolis Black Lives Matter Protest Shooting


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters demanding justice for a black man fatally shot by Minneapolis police were settling in for their ninth night of demonstrations when something just didn’t seem right. Lingering in the crowd were four people who seemed out of place. They were asked to leave. Moments later, shots rang out about a block away. “I really did think ...

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Obama, Hollande Urge Russia To Focus Syria Attacks On Islamic State


WASHINGTON, Nov 24 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande pressed Russia on Tuesday to focus its attacks in Syria on Islamic State militants after Turkey heightened tensions in the region by downing a Russian plane. Obama and Hollande also urged Russia and Turkey not to let the situation escalate after Turkey, a NATO ally, said ...

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Skinhead Donald


Among the worst of his irresponsible accomplishments, Donald Trump is reviving the loathsome tactic of exploiting racial and religious animosities for political gain. The Republican front-runner’s false claim about Muslims celebrating 9/11 and his wildly wrong assertion that most white murder victims are killed by blacks are a variant of the white-power racial stances that once kept Southern politicians in ...

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