What are your hopes for the next four years? President Barack Obama begins his second term in office on Jan. 20, with a hefty number of important issues facing the nation:
Select your top 4 and tell us why?
- Immigration reform
- Gun control
- Federal spending ie entitlements, etc
- Tax reform
- Environmental protection
- Gay marriage
- A changing military
- Education reform
- Health care
- Afghanistan / Iraq / Iran / etc
- Washington gridlock
What do these issues mean to you?
Jan 12, '13
by herring_RN Guide
I too want the promise to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay kept.
Four years after vowing to close Guantánamo and 11 years after it opened, President Obama has signed the National Defense Authorization Act, barring the use of federal funds to transfer detainees from the notorious prison to U.S. soil.
Of the 166 prisoners remaining at Guantánamo, 86 have been cleared for release.
Obama says he signed the NDAA’s renewal despite his objections to the Guantánamo provisions and maintained in a signing statement the right to override them, but Baher Azmy, legal director for the Center for Constitutional Rights, says Obama’s avowal amounts to no more than a "press release." ...
4 Years After Vow to Close Gitmo, Why Has Obama Signed NDAA Bill Barring Transfer of Its Prisoners?
Last edit by herring_RN on Jan 12, '13