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Obama’s big push on Guantanamo

President Obama‘s push to close the Guantánamo Bay detention camp is going into overdrive, with more detainee transfers in the last two months of 2014 than in the previous three years combined.

Since the Nov. 4 elections, Obama has released 22 detainees, in sharp contrast to the period from 2011 to 2013, when only 19 were released.

In the first six months of 2014, he had released only six detainees from the facility in Cuba — including the five members of the Taliban who were swapped for prisoner of war Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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Chicago-style politics wreaks havoc from Washington to Quito

What would President Abraham Lincoln say?  

If it isn’t bad enough that four of the last seven former Illinois governors were jailed for assorted crimes of corruption, racketeering and bribery, now the Land of Lincoln has produced two world leaders straight from the Chicago-style school of politics, Barack Obama and Ecuador’s Rafael Correa, pushing their countries to the limit through increasingly authoritarian rule.

President Obama, a former law professor at Univ. of Chicago — in other words, a man who ought to know better — continues to undermine the Constitution and abuse executive powers in what House Speaker John Boehner calls “king-like authority.”  And Obama’s reaction? “So sue me.”… (more…)