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The U.S. flag flies over Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, March 5, 2013. The facility is operated by the Joint Task Force Guantanamo and holds prisoners who have been captured in the war in Afghanistan...

As Gitmo detainees starve, solutions remain elusive

04/27/13 12:55PM

As of Saturday, 100 of the 166 men being held at Guantanamo Bay prison are on hunger strike, with 20 being force-fed and five hospitalized, according to U.S. military officials. This number has swollen since soldiers raided the camp where the men were being held and placed them into isolation cells on April 13. Detainees have told their lawyers that every prisoner is participating in the nearly three-month-old protest, and, as one put it in a New York Times op-ed, they "will not eat until they restore my dignity" and begin releasing people. read more

How to respond to terrorism

How to respond to terrorism

04/27/13 08:23AM

Steve Kornacki’s panelists discuss how people respond to tragedies like the Newtown shootings versus the Boston bombings and the emotional wave that... watch

Former president George H.W. Bush, left, applauds with Laura Bush after former president George W. Bush's speech during the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

April 27: Boston, Guantanamo Bay, and the Bush Library

04/26/13 05:09PM

On Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki, we'll discuss America's reaction to the Boston bombing and what it means to "self-radicalize." We'll also look at the current situation at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. We'll talk about the hunger strikers and their transfer status and possible fates, as well as what a solution to the problem of indefinite detention could look like and how it could be created. We'll also talk about the newly dedicated library of President George W. Bush, his legacy, and how time is changing the way we view him and his policies. read more

Docent Patricia Flynn demonstrates an interactive with information about conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq during a tour of the George W. Bush Presidential Center Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Dallas. More than 8,000 people are expected to attend the...

The Decision Points Theater makes the presidency a multiple choice test

04/26/13 01:06PM

When the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum opens to the public on May 1st, you, visitor, will be able to step into Dubya’s shoes—or, rather, his cowboy boots—and become your very own “Decider-in-Chief.” The new building will include the “Decisions Points Theater”—which has the same name as Bush’s 2010 memoir—where visitors can participate in an interactive exhibit called “If You Were 43.” read more

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