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Pentagon broke law with Bergdahl prisoner swap, government watchdog says

A nonpartisan government watchdog agency said Thursday that the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl earlier this year.<p>The Government Accountability Office, in a legal opinion issued at the request of congressional lawmakers, said the Defense …

GAO: Bergdahl swap violated law

The Pentagon broke the law by transferring five Taliban commanders from the U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, without notifying Congress 30 days in advance, the Government Accountability Office has found.<p>In a decision released today, the GAO said the Pentagon spent $988,400 to transfer the …

Taliban-Bergdahl prisoner swap broke the law, federal agency says

The Defense Department broke the law when it exchanged five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl this year, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday.<p>The Pentagon is required to give 30 days' notice to congressional committees before using …

How Do You Become Better Politically Educated?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><b>Answer by Mark Binfield, bureaucratic minion:</b><p>Advertisement<p>Focus on policy, not personality. A lot of …

'Joe Biden defense' no longer needed in Washington state gun case

<b>(CNN) –</b> When a Washington state man was charged last year with unlawfully firing a shotgun, he had a simple explanation: Joe Biden told me to do it.<p>It appears, however, he no longer needs that defense.<p>The prosecuting attorney in the case against Jeffery Barton, 52, told CNN on Wednesday that the …