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Obama rips budget bill’s Guantánamo restrictions

McClatchey reports that on Friday, President Barack Obama signed into law a sweeping defense bill that specifically thwarts his goal of closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, then issued a "signing statement" against it.

It's the second time the president has enacted into law Congress' ban on civilian trials for any of the last 172 Guantanamo captives and, in an echo of his predecessor, George W. Bush, the second time he blasted it as "a dangerous and unprecedented challenge to critical executive branch authority."

For the full text of the article, The Miami Herald has a similar report available here

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