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Trump Abandons Idea of Sending Terrorism Suspect to Guantánamo

November 2, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump on Thursday backed off his threat to send the suspect in this week’s New York terrorist attack to the American military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, but once again called for the man to be executed, a public intervention in the case that could come back to haunt prosecutors in any future trial.

Trump, Rubio, Cruz battle ahead of Super Tuesday and Obama fights Congress over Supreme Court and GITMO

February 26, 2016
Trump marches to the Republican presidential nomination while his opponents up their attacks.
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How do lawmakers feel about the plan to close Guantanamo?

February 23, 2016
Following President Obama’s announcement that he will fulfill his longstanding promise to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Capitol Hill lawmakers have been torn between support and opposition. Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Col.) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) for their perspectives on the proposed shutdown and what it could mean for the detainees.
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Inside Obama’s plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center

February 23, 2016
President Obama announced plans Tuesday to shut down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, asserting that its existence undermines national security. The proposal -- which would send the facility’s remaining 91 detainees to domestic U.S. sites -- would fulfill the president’s 2008 promise to close the prison, but Congressional Republicans have been vocal in their opposition.
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Obama's Close-Gitmo Plea Still a Hard Sell

February 24, 2016
| Real Clear Politics
President Obama has never encountered a majority of Americans who agree with him that the prison at Guantanamo Bay should be shuttered. Even a majority of his own party cooled to the idea as he argued year after year to close the facility in Cuba, and after he approved international swaps and transfers that slowly cut the ranks to 91 prisoners.
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Sanders, Clinton both back Obama’s Guantanamo plan ahead of South Carolina vote

February 24, 2016
Anne Gearan, John Wagner | The Washington Post
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton agreed on at least one thing in a town hall session Tuesday: Both said they back President Obama's plan to close the U.S. military prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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Obama gives Congress plan to close Guantanamo Bay prison

February 23, 2016
Christi Parsons, W.J. Hennigan | Los Angeles Times
President Obama, hoping to finally meet his 2008 campaign pledge, sent Congress a plan Tuesday to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and transfer up to 60 terrorism suspects to a U.S. prison, senior administration officials said Tuesday morning.
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