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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The "Whoops, Did I Really Just Hand the 2000 Election to Bush?" Gabfest

Friday, May 03, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Gitmo gets a hunger strike, the FAA gets a furlough fix and Justice O'Connor gets regretful.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Guantanamo Trial; Bus Strike; Koch; Career Change

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WNYC reporter Brigid Bergin will report live on the hearings at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility. Plus: the International President of the Amalgamated Transit Union, discusses the NYC school bus strike and the state of the negotiations; the state of the art of window washing in New York; a new documentary about Mayor Ed Koch; and advice on how creative types should approach mid-career changes.

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Pre-Trial Hearing for Khalid Sheik Mohammed Begins Today

Monday, January 28, 2013

Pre-trial hearings start today in Guantanamo in the case against the alleged mastermind of the September 11, terrorist attacks, Khalid Sheik Mohammed. Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg has been following the hearings at the war crimes court at Camp Justice in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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The Takeaway

Don't Mention It: Guantanamo Bay

Monday, October 01, 2012

Miami Herald correspondent Carol Rosenberg explains why Guantanamo is missing this campaign season, and what Americans still need to know about the detention facility. 

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WNYC News

Sept. 11 Victims' Families to Watch as Tribunal Hears Case

Friday, May 04, 2012

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Family members of those killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks will get the opportunity to watch the arraignment of five men accused of training and funding the hijackers — including alleged mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed — at the Fort Hamilton army base in Brooklyn.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Habits of Highly Effective People at Guantanamo

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

One of the most popular books in the prison library at Guantanamo is The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by  Stephen R. Covey. Harper's magazine columnist Thomas Frank joins us to look at why a book designed for business executives might also be an effective tool for the de-radicalization of prisoners, at least in the minds of U.S. officials. Tom Franks writer the magazine's Easy Chair column.

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The Takeaway

From Gitmo Prisoner to US Ally in Libya?

Monday, April 25, 2011

The New York Times obtained a trove of more than 700 classified documents holding new information about the prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay. The documents show that most of the 172 prisoners who remain locked up at Guantanamo are “high risk” and pose a threat to our national security if released without proper rehabilitation. But more alarmingly, the documents reveal that nearly 200 of the 600 detainees already released were also rated high risk. Also, surprisingly, one of the prisoners who was released is now fighting with the rebels in Libya. Scott Shane, reporter for The New York Times helps analyze the documents.

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It's A Free Country ®

9-11 Trials Back To Guantanamo

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The truth is Congress made it impossible for them to have this trial in New York City. Congress has had a series of bills that say you will not spend a penny of taxpayer's money to put them on trial on U.S. soil. They have forbidden the use of money, any federal funds to bring them to the United States, anyone from Guantanamo for any purpose, trial, detention, release if they were found to be wrongfully held. Congress blocked the administration into a corner, they cornered Eric Holder, and that's what he said yesterday. He said I believe the right place for these trials is Manhattan but they've made it impossible and we need to get these trials over with.

Carol Rosenberg, reporter for the Miami Herald, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Two Things You May Not Know About Guantanamo

Thursday, March 10, 2011

On today’s Backstory segment we spoke with The Miami Herald's Carol Rosenberg and Emily Berman from the Brennan Center for Justice about the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which just turned 9 years old. Here are a two things we learned about the facility and the legal concepts that sustain it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: Guantanamo

Thursday, March 10, 2011

More than two years after President Obama pledged in an executive order to close the detention facility at Guantanamo bay, the prison remains open. On Monday the President also reversed course and will allow military tribunals of detainees there to resume. We’ll speak with Carol Rosenberg, a reporter for McClatchy and the Miami Herald, about the reasons why the prison was created in the first place and what the future holds for its prisoners. We’ll also be joined by Emily Berman, counsel in the Brennan Center's Liberty and National Security Program.

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WNYC News

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Sentenced to Life in Prison

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The first Guantanamo detainee to have a U.S. civilian trial was sentenced to life in prison by a judge in federal court in Manhattan Tuesday.

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WNYC News

Judge Rejects Guantanamo Detainee's Request to Toss Guilty Verdict

Friday, January 21, 2011

A federal judge in Manhattan rejected the request to dismiss the sole conviction against first Guantanamo detainee to be tried in civilian court.

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The Takeaway

An Accused Terrorist's Near-Total Acquittal Raises Questions

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Yesterday the first Guantánamo detainee to be tried in a federal civilian court was acquitted of all but one of the charges against him. In total Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani faced nearly 300 charges of conspiracy and murder in the 1998 terrorist bombings of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Significant Delays

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Josh Gerstein, courts and transparency reporter for Politico.com, and Benjamin Weiser, Federal courthouse reporter at The New York Times, talk about yesterday's delay in the trial of Ahmed Ghailani, and what it might mean for New York and the plans to try terror cases in civilian court.

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The Takeaway

Ahmed Ghailani Trial Begins

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

The first civilian trial for a former Guantánamo Bay detainee begins today. Tanzanian-born Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is accused of bombing embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998, killing hundreds.

WNYC Reporter Ailsa Chang is covering the trial.

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The Takeaway

Khadr…. DMZ’s of the Mind

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The case of Canadian citizen Omar Khadr at Guantanamo Bay detention center focuses our attention on the tension between the passage of time and the apparent difficulty in a political democracy to reconcile issues of security and justice. We, in America, can debate endlessly the potential danger of detainees being allowed to return home or being a threat to the U.S. in future terrorist attacks. We can choose continually to defer to the idea of caution by keeping suspects in prison while we work out the rules for their adjudication. What we cannot do, however, is be certain that our intentions are, by definition, benign or that the only outcome of these cases is some verdict: guilty or not-guilty.

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Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Opens One-Man Show in Australia

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Former Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee Mamdouh Habib is starring in a new play about his three years in U.S. custody. The BBC’s Phil Mercer spoke to the cast at rehearsals and tells us about the play.

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The Takeaway

Christmas Bomber Complicates Plans to Close Guantánamo

Monday, January 04, 2010

The President had initially pledged to close Guantánamo Bay within a year of taking office, but the challenge of how to move the detainees and what to do with them once they've moved is becoming an increasingly complicated problem. We talk with Vijay Padmanabhan, a visiting professor at Cardozo School of Law, about how best to make progress on closing the detention center. Dafna Linzer, a senior reporter for ProPublica, is following the President's efforts to close Guantánamo and she joins us with the latest news.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda with Chris Hayes and Jill McGivering

Monday, December 21, 2009

We look ahead to the coming week with Chris Hayes, Washington editor for The Nation, and Jill McGivering, BBC's Asia editor.  On the agenda: this morning's Senate deal on health care reform; where U.S. and Pakistani relations are headed; when Guantánamo Bay might close; the end results of climate meetings in Copenhagen; and the president's coming vacation in his home state, Hawai'i.

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The Takeaway

Guantánamo Detainees May Move to Rural Illinois

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Terrorism suspects held in Guantánamo Bay may soon be on their way to a prison in rural northwestern Illinois, according to an Obama adminstration plan announced Tuesday. Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn has spoken in favor of the plan, which he says will bring as many as 3,000 jobs to Thomson, Illinois, and the surrounding area. We speak with Thomson resident Vicky Trager, who is a member of the village board of trustees. We also speak with Sue Stephens, news director at WNIJ, Northern Illinois Public Radio.


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