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U.S. hopes to transfer dozens from Gitmo in 6 months, official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Obama administration hopes to transfer dozens of detainees from Guantanamo Bay in the next six months as part of a stepped-up effort to reduce the population there, according to a U.S. official.<p>As many as five detainees are expected to be moved from the detention facility in the next …

Grimm pleads guilty but won't resign

After pleading guilty to a judge Tuesday on a felony tax evasion charge, New York Rep. Michael Grimm, a Republican, pledged to reporters he would also stay in Congress.<p>Grimm pled guilty in court to one count of tax evasion and was set to submit to a "statement of facts" that admits to all the …

Obama Says 'James Flacco.' The Internet Says, Thank You

It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama meant to talk about James Franco and instead said "James Flacco" — on a Friday marking the full-on start of the holidays, no less — the slip was eagerly received by people on Twitter and elsewhere.<p>The remark came as the president spoke about the …

Freedom of Expression Is Worth Fighting For

It has been a deeply troubling week for defenders of freedom of expression. After a hacking attack that the FBI has now officially connected to the government of North Korea, and subsequent threats by the hackers, theater chains refused to show the comedy <i>The Interview</i> and Sony eventually pulled it …

Advocacy Groups Tell Lawmakers To Back Off

Three advocacy organizations — across ideological lines — are telling congressional investigators to back off in a probe of EPA ties to a leading environmental group, the Natural Resources Defense Council.<p>Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California and Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana are leading the …

Vermonters Burn Medical Bills To Protest Governor's Single-Payer Decision

Activists gathered Thursday at Vermont's state Capitol to protest Gov. Peter Shumlin's (D) decision to drop the state's planned conversion to a single-payer health care system, according to The Associated Press.<p>Shumlin said on Wednesday that it was "not the right time" to enact single-payer health …

Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

DENVER (AP) — Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two segments of …

Barack Obama Holds First Ever All-Women Press Conference

President Barack Obama’s traditional end-of-year press conference Friday was historic for reasons that had nothing to do with the substance of the …

Rand Paul Trolls Marco Rubio in #Cuba Row

The Republican split over Cuba is heating up.<p>A day after Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul broke with the majority of the GOP to back President Barack Obama’s shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba, he has become embroiled in a spat with fellow Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a potential rival for the GOP nomination …