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The U.S. Releases 13th Prisoner This Year From Guantanamo Bay
Guantanamo Bay now holds 142 prisoners after the U.S. government released Muhammad al-Zahrani. On Saturday the Pentagon confirmed that al-Zahrani was sent to his homeland as decided by a parole-like board. The board have been decided what prisoners are necessary to continue detaining.
“A total of 13 detainees have been transferred this year,” Paul Lewis, Special Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure said in Saturday’s statement. He added, “This strikes a responsible balance and reflects the careful deliberation the Secretary of Defense brings to the transfer process, and follows a rigorous process in the interagency to review several items including security review prior to any transfer."
al-Zahrani has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, the U.S. is attempting to decrease the number of prisoners at the base in Cuba.Read More
Who Will Perform & Win Big At The 2014 American Music Awards?
This Sunday November 23rd at (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), the 2014 American Music Awards will air live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on ABC. Last year you may recall Katy Perry's controversial Japanese themed "Unconditional" performance, One Direction's shaky high notes and Miley Cyrus singing "Wrecking Ball" to a giant kitten lip-synching in the background. So what do we have to look forward to on Sunday night and who will win an AMA?
Pitbull will emcee once again. Fergie will perform "L.A. Love," her first single since 2006. Lorde will make her stage debut at the AMAs, along with, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige and Sam Smith.Read More
Healthcare Dispute: Republicans Sue The Obama Administration
The longstanding rivalry between House Republicans and Democrats will never cease. Now the GOP have taken action towards President Obama and the Affordable Care Act. They have filed suit against the Obama administration.
House Speaker, John Boehner said in a statement, "Time after time, the president has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and rewrite federal law on his own without a vote of Congress," He added, "If this president can get away with making his own laws, future presidents will have the ability to as well."Read More
President Obama Breaks Down Immigration Deal
Photo: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
As President Obama stated on Thursday evening, "our immigration system is broken -- and everybody knows it." Immigration continues to be one of the most controversial subjects and issues in our country, with little to no resolution regarding the state of illegal immigrants and workers.
Obama and the White House have struck a deal. Up to 5 million undocumented immigrants will be able to apply for legal status. 'If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes -- you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. That’s what this deal is.'Read More
Movie Review: "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" Is An Unsatisfying Franchise Filler
Lionsgate’s “Hunger Games” franchise never ceases to surprise. After a ho-hum opening act, the popular YA series rebranded itself with a new director (replacing Gary Ross with Francis Lawrence) and an edgier, more satirical tone for last year’s “Catching Fire.” Now, yet another year later, Jennifer Lawrence and gang follow up their successfully reinvigorated series with a third installment that is nothing short of an uninspired filler clearly intended to lay down the groundwork for the final film.
Using the same shtick as the adapted “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” films, the third and final adventure in Suzanne Collins’ bestselling series — “Mockingjay” — has been extended into two films. Obviously, this Friday’s release is part one of two. Sadly, the storyline is just as obvious. It’s also boring, lengthy, and incredibly unnecessary.Read More
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