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Mitch PerrySeptember 15, 2016
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House Democrats were on the losing side of a vote Thursday to prevent the transfer of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, and Patrick Murphy’s opposition to the measure has predictably earned the wrath of Marco Rubio’s Senate campaign. “For far too long the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has been a stain on American values that undermines our security around the […]

Mitch PerryFebruary 23, 2016
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Before Barack Obama announced his plan Tuesday to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, Republicans blasted the idea. Pinellas County U.S. Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate David Jolly issued a prepared statement prior to the president’s 10:30 a.m. announcement. “Moving enemy combatants onto United States soil will only embolden the enemies of freedom who wish to […]

Melissa RossJanuary 6, 2016
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On Saturday, the 14th anniversary of the day that the first detainees were taken to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, anti-war activists from across the country will march on U.S. Southern Command headquarters in Doral to demand the immediate closure of the prison. At one point, 779 prisoners were held at Gitmo without trial or charges. Today […]

Mitch PerryNovember 30, 2015
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President Obama hinted last week that he still may try to close the Guantánamo Bay prison through executive action when he signed an updated national defense authorization bill last week, he had no issue with a provision that maintains that the naval station at GITMO will not be closed or abandoned. The Obama administration has emphasized from […]


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