*Railing against Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, shooting down an immigration bill he once sponsored, pushing his own changes to START-The Daily Beast’s Shushannah Walshe says the tougher John McCain who emerged in the 2010 primaries may be here to stay.
Conversations with friends, advisers, and analysts reveal McCain as a man still angry at his 2008 presidential loss, fueling his desire to remain in the spotlight and an important part of the debate, even on issues where he is out of step with the majority of Americans. Read MORE at The Daily Beast.
The Obama administration is preparing an executive order to allow indefinite detention at the prison at Guantanamo Bay-and administration officials insist this is part of the plan to close the prison forever.
The White House has long supported creating prolonged detention for some of Gitmo detainees-preferably in a facility in the U.S.-but the plan could be crippled this week if Congress bans the transfer of the detainees for trial.
An administration task force considers 48 of the 174 detainees too dangerous to be released. Read MORE at The Washington Post.