Thomas Jefferson Street

April 2009


Forget Torture—Obama Can't Let the Guantanamo Detainees Loose in the U.S.

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

In one of his first acts as president, in an example of putting the cart way, way out in front of the horse, Barack Obama issued an order closing the detention facility used to house suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

What neither the order then ...

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Guantánamo Bay
torture
Obama administration
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Specter Won't Face Schwartz in Democratic Primary After Party Switch

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Rep. Allyson Schwartz won't square off against Arlen Specter in a Democratic primary, though her House colleague Joe Sestak may yet do so.

"Congresswoman Schwartz even before this news came out was weighing whether or not to stay in the ...

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Democratic Party
politics
House of Representatives
Sestak, Joe
Schwartz, Allyson
Specter, Arlen

Obama Needs a Security Plan for Smart Grid so a Cyberspy Can't Turn off Lights

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that "Cyberspies have penetrated the U.S. electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the system." Citing comments from current and former national security officials, the paper ...

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Obama, Barack
national security terrorism and the military
espionage
energy
energy policy and climate change

Obama Administration Should Focus on Stopping Terrorists, Not Tweaking Verbiage

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By Peter Roff, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

U.S. Rep. John Shadegg, R-Ariz., is up in arms over the pending closure of the U.S.-run detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


 
    What has him particularly concerned, he says, is that the Obama administration has failed to develop a concrete plan ...

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terrorism
Obama administration
Obama, Barack
national security terrorism and the military
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