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Up on the Board: Guantanamo hunger strike, low necklines and MTA windfall

the front gate of "Camp Six" detention facility

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The editorial board believes the United States needs to move more aggressively to release terrorism prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, many of whom have been held without charges or trial for 11 years. Holding them without due process is, in a word, un-American. Now, 93 of the 166 suspects are on a hunger strike. The Obama administration must live up to the president’s promise to shutter Guantanamo,...

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Bessent: Barack Obama must release more information about drone strikes

Anti-war protesters disrupt the start of a nomination

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President Barack Obama is between a rock and a hard place politically as he pushes to win Senate confirmation of John Brennan, his nominee for CIA director.

Before giving him their votes some reticent Democrats want to see classified memos laying out the legal justification the administration claims for the targeted killings by drone it’s been doing around the world.

Republicans have...

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