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Sanders and Feingold, the two biggest civil libertarians in the Senate at the time voted against it

the ACLU also opposed it and this is why


Long before, and fully independent of, anything Congress did, President Obama made clear that he was going to preserve the indefinite detention system at Guantanamo even once he closed the camp. President Obama fully embraced indefinite detention — the defining injustice of Guantanamo — as his own policy.

In February, 2009, the Obama DOJ told an appellate court it was embracing the Bush DOJ’s theory that Bagram detainees have no legal rights whatsoever, an announcement that shocked the judges on the panel hearing the case. In May, 2009, President Obama delivered a speech at the National Archives — in front of the U.S. Constitution — and, as his plan for closing Guantanamo, proposed a system of preventative “prolonged detention” without trial inside the U.S.; The New York Times — in an article headlined “President’s Detention Plan Tests American Legal Tradition” — said Obama’s plan
“would be a departure from the way this country sees itself, as a place where people in the grip of the government either face criminal charges or walk free.” In January, 2010, the Obama administration announced it would continue to imprison several dozen Guantanamo detainees without any charges or trials of any kind, including even a military commission, on the ground that they were “too difficult to prosecute but too dangerous to release.” That was all Obama’s doing, completely independent of anything Congress did.

I wonder if he met Hillary before 1991? It would be strange if he had met Hillary

before her husband ran for President.

I stand with John Lewis and Bernie Sanders

Two American heroes. I am honored and privileged to live in a time where these two men have existed, cared and fought for the rights of all Americans.

I stand with John Lewis and Bernie Sanders

Two American heroes.

Wonderful post. This certainly puts that "disliked by his colleagues" meme to rest.

Bernie Sanders slams “overt partisanship” of GOP leaders who rejected Obama’s final budget before it

was even released.

For the first time in history, Congressional Republicans refuse to even hold a hearing on the President's budget

When President Obama released his administration’s final budget request on Tuesday morning, it was an even more futile exercise than in years past. After outlining the policy priorities of his final year in office during last month’s State of the Union and releasing a series of previews of his proposals for the last couple of weeks, Congressional Republicans had already decided they didn’t have to bother to do their job and review the budget before outright rejecting it.

In a break with a 41-year-old tradition dating back to the start of the modern budget process in 1975, the Republican chairmen of the House and Senate budget committees announced last week that they wouldn’t bother to host the president’s budget director, Shaun Donovan, to present the president’s entire budget in a hearing before Congress.

Vermont Independent and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who has ruffled some feathers on Capitol Hill with his denouncement of Hillary Clinton’s congressional support as “the establishment,” lead Senate Democrats in railing against the Republicans’ breach of decorum today after their counterparts in the House decried the GOP’s move earlier this week.

“The president’s budget is more than a political document; it is a compilation of the opinions of experts throughout the government,” Sanders, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, wrote in a letter with his Democratic colleagues (and Angus King) to Sen. Enzi. Sanders and the Senate Democrats said they were “disappointed” and “dismayed” with the Republicans’ behavior.



That is indeed one hell of an amazing feat

It boggles my mind.

OMG a Hillary supporter linking to a nasty site that calls Hillary

"Killary Rotten Clintscum"
just to trash Bernie is the most disgusting thing I have ever seem.
Kudos to the Hillary supporters who called him out on that thread.

Yes it is. Nothing will be the same again. It was a long time coming

and here we are. Finally.
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