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Democrats Split Over Terrorism Detainees – WSJ

On November 18, 2011, the Wall Street Journal reported that Senate Democrats are divided on a provision in the Defense Authorization Act of 2012. The provision, which would "solidify the government's legal ability to hold al Qaeda suspects without charge and require the military to take custody of many terrorism suspects" has been the center of debate in the Senate for weeks.

According to the article, Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich) and Senator John McCain (R-Ariz) presented a "tweaked version" of the provision that included an "executive branch waiver" that would not "limit the flexibility of the executive branch."  The Obama Administration threatened to veto the provision.

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