Each president who usurps more authority for his office makes it easier for the next one to do more of the same. This will be a part of Obama’s legacy that darkens over time. But it’s Guantánamo that looms largest and blackest now. -Emily Bazelon, Slate Go To Site

April 2013: "Is it any surprise, really, that they would prefer death rather than – have no end in sight to their confinement?" -Bill Plante Go To Site

The American Civil Liberties Union says President Obama has already failed in his second term. The ACLU is calling out Obama for signing the “National Defense Authorization Act” which keeps the military prison for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay open. Go To Site

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Oct 2013: President Obama has named Capitol Hill attorney, Paul Lewis, as his new “Guantanamo Closer.” The spot has been vacant for four months.

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5 April 2013 – The United Nations human rights chief today urged all branches of the United States Government to work together to close the Guantánamo detention centre, stressing that the indefinite incarceration of detainees is a clear breach of international law. “I am deeply disappointed that the US Government has not been able to close Guantánamo Bay, despite repeatedly committing itself to do so,” said the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay.

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The White House revealed yesterday that there "approximately 166 detainees at Guantanamo Bay" right now. The news was in Obama's "war powers resolution" letter, which is meant "to keep the Congress informed about deployments of U.S. Armed Forces equipped for combat." "The combat-equipped forces, deployed since January 2002 to Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, continue to conduct secure detention operations for the approximately 166 detainees at Guantanamo Bay under Public Law 107-40 and consistent with principles of the law of war," Obama writes

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Al Qaeda and Taliban detainees arrived from Afghanistan to be held at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Jan. 11, 2002. The detention center has been the subject of controversy ever since.

It is a rallying cry for our enemies. It sets back the willingness of our allies to work with us in fighting an enemy that operates in scores of countries. By any measure, the costs of keeping it open far exceed the complications involved in closing it. Go To Site

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Twelve protesters have been arrested at the Iowa Democratic headquarters this afternoon, as they protested that Guantanamo remained open and corporate donations to campaigns. As arrests were going on, other protesters with the Occupy the Caucuses movement chanted, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Obama close Guantanamo.”

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Obama signed a bill on Friday barring suspects held there from being brought to the United States for trial.

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Attorney General Eric Holder today will announce that self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad will be tried in a military commission, CBS News has learned. A source says the commission will be held at the Guantanamo Bay prison.

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Barack Obama's pledge to shut down Guantanamo Bay will not be honoured until at least a year after the President's self-imposed deadline – and may not be completed in his first administration. pA2oM0h4rvtn5

“There is also no question that Guantanamo set back the moral authority that is America’s strongest currency in the world.” Go To Site

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Attorney General Eric Holder left open the possibility Tuesday that the Guantánamo Bay terrorist prison camp might live on beyond President Obama’s first term.

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President Obama on Monday ordered that military commission trials be resumed at Guantánamo Bay. The move represents a defeat for Obama, who pledged to close the terrorist detention facility in Cuba within one year of taking office. pA2oM0h4rvtn4

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"Meanwhile, this legal black hole has substantially set back America's ability to lead the world against the threat of terrorism, and undermined our most basic values. But make no mistake: we are less safe because of the way George Bush has handled this issue."

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WASHINGTON — Stymied by political opposition and focused on competing priorities, the Obama administration has sidelined efforts to close the Guantánamo prison, making it unlikely that President Obama will fulfill his promise to close it before his term ends in 2013.

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CBS News national security correspondent David Martin has exclusively learned that the president-elect's transition team has already asked the Pentagon what it would take to move the prisoners at Guantanamo to the Navy base at Charleston, S.C. It's a clear sign that the new president intends to make good on one of his most emphatic campaign promises.

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The record is clear: Rather than keep us safer, the prison at Guantanamo has weakened American national security... By any measure, the costs of keeping it open far exceed the complications involved in closing it.

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President Obama says he hasn't given up on closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. "I'm going to go back at this," he said Tuesday. "I've asked my team to review everything that's currently being done in Guantanamo, everything that we can do administratively, and I'm going to re-engage with Congress to try to make the case that this is not something that's in the best interests of the American people."... "And so I'm going to -- as I've said before, we're -- examine every option that we have administratively to try to deal with this issue."