News for 2009-05-24

Sunday, May 24, 2009
Top US Military Officer Pushes Guantanamo Closing
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. military officer on Sunday pushed for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison despite rising resistance in Congress, saying it serves as a "recruiting symbol" for America's enemies. Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, rallied behind...
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Never Mind the Detainees, Get Dick Cheney out of My Backyard!
On the Ed Show again last Thursday night, GRITv's own Laura Flanders fought the good fight in a discussion of Obama and Cheney's speeches on national security. "He messed up the country; he shot his friend. Why are we still listening to Dick Cheney?" Laura also did her best to get to the important...
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Bill Moyers Journal: Single-Payer Healthcare
Bill Moyers speaks with advocate Donna Smith about how our broken system is hurting ordinary Americans. Click here to see video of the full show and transcripts.
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Obama's Supreme Court Nominee Expected This Week
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will likely announce a nominee within days to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter, Assistant Senate Democratic leader Dick Durbin said on Sunday. "I've been told it is likely to come this week, but I don't know which day," Durbin told NBC's "...
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Israel's Lieberman Rules out Return to '67 Borders
JERUSALEM - Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday ruled out a return to Israel's 1967 borders, as its largely right-wing cabinet rebuffed calls to remove Jewish settlements built on Palestinian land. "A return to the borders of '67 today, as we are being pressured to do, would not end the...
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'Universal Jurisdiction': Spain's Judges Target Torture
MADRID -- Spanish judges are boldly declaring their authority to prosecute high-ranking government officials in the United States, China and Israel , among other places, delighting human rights activists but enraging officials in the countries they target and triggering a political backlash in a...
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US Relies More on Aid of Allies in Terror Cases
WASHINGTON - The United States is now relying heavily on foreign intelligence services to capture, interrogate and detain all but the highest-level terrorist suspects seized outside the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan , according to current and for
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