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Sen. Al Franken, Democrat from Minnesota, speaks about net neutrality for the Internet during a discussion hosted by the Free Press Action Fund on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 8, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Franken To Obama: Don’t Bypass Congress To Close Gitmo

In their race for Minnesota’s U.S. Senate seat, Sen. Al Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden are arguing about a controversial high-security prison some 2,000 miles away.

10/14/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01:  Jill Tahmooressi (L) testifies about her son Andrew Tahmooressi while Montel Williams listens, during a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill October 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Subcommittee is hearing testimony on Andrew Tahmooressi who is being held in a Mexican prison for bringing firearms over the border after making a wrong turn.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Mom: Jailed Marine In Mexico Suffering Greatly

A Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution, his tearful mother told a House panel Wednesday. She said her son was suffering an ordeal worse than his two combat tours in Afghanistan.

10/01/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder. (credit: Bertil Enevag Ericson/AFP/Getty Images)

Holder: Mixed Record On National Security Issues

Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantanamo Bay military commission process.

09/28/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

‘The Meaning Of The Law Is Clear And Ambiguous': GAO Says Pentagon Broke Law With Bergdahl Swap

The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.

08/22/2014

(Photo Credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Army: Bergdahl Moved To Outpatient Care

The U.S. Army says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released from inpatient care at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas.

06/22/2014

This image reviewed by the U.S. military shows the guard tower at the entrance to "Camp Five" and "Camp Six" detention facilities of the Joint Detention Group at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Jan. 19, 2012. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI Questions Disrupt 9/11 Case At Guantanamo

Lawyers for Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attack say the FBI has questioned more people who work as support staff on their legal teams than previously disclosed, a development that may prompt a new detour in an already snarled case as the war crimes tribunal reconvened Monday at this U.S. base.

06/16/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Few Indications Taliban Will Head Into Peace Talks With Afghan Government Following Bergdahl Swap

Despite securing the release of five top detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, there are few indications that the Taliban will head into peace talks with the Afghan government any time soon.

06/16/2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress Wednesday that officials of Qatar negotiating the release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the U.S. that "time was not on our side" and a leak about the exchange would sabotage the deal.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Hagel: I Take My Responsibility To Release Gitmo Detainees ‘Damn Seriously’

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress Wednesday that officials of Qatar negotiating the release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the U.S. that “time was not on our side” and a leak about the exchange would sabotage the deal.

06/11/2014

Prior to his Army service, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was “administratively discharged” from the Coast Guard after only 26 days in 2006.   (U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Poll: 72 Percent Of Americans Say Obama Should Have Notified Congress Of Bergdahl Swap

A CBS News Poll shows that 45 percent of Americans disapprove of Bergdahl’s exchange for 5 Taliban militants being held in Guantanamo Bay. But the poll also shows that while 37 percent approve of the deal, one-in-five Americans have no opinion on the matter.

06/10/2014

This photo made during an escorted visit and reviewed by the U.S. military shows the signs outside the fence of "Camp 6" detention facility at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on April 8, 2014. (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

71 Gitmo Detainees Awaiting Transfer After Security Review

Some of the men held here for more than a decade have been drafting plans for work and marriage on the outside or studying languages, preparing for a not-too-distant future beyond the coiled razor wire that surrounds the U.S. prison perched at the edge of the Caribbean Sea.

06/08/2014

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