There’s been a lot of controversy around two specific sections of Senate Bill S. 1287 “The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)” that was rushed to the Senate floor today. They are sections 1031 and 1032, which are both related to the detention of terror suspects. Section 1031 would apparently give the President the power to [...]
Senator Paul will speak around 10:45am this morning on the detention of American citizens as written into the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1867). Catch it on C-SPAN 2 or watch it live here.
Drafted in secret by Senators Carl Levin and John McCain, S. 1867, the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act contains a dangerous provision allowing American citizens to be detained by the military under the Authorization of Use for Military Force (AUMF) against Afghanistan. Rep. Justin Amash, one of only five Republicans to vote [...]