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Since early in his administration, President Obama has been bedeviled by lawmakers intent on frustrating his pledge to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and determined to tie his hands when dealing with detainees. Congress decreed that no Defense Department funds could be used to transfer terrorism suspects into the United States - even those who had been ordered released by federal judges or destined for federal court prosecutions.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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