Andrew Cohen - Politics Daily
The federal criminal case against Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner looks to be a straight-forward affair. He was reportedly tackled to the ground inside the Safeway supermarket Saturday morning after firing dozens of rounds from a gun he allegedly purchased at a local store. There were many eyewitnesses to the crime, including wounded survivors of the attack.
Loughner left behind, according to the criminal complaint against him, several written "statements" suggesting premeditation, intent and a specific target. There is also, says the FBI, relevant video surveillance tape of the...
David Lohr - AOL News
(June 22) -- Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-born U.S. citizen who pleaded guilty in the Times Square bombing attempt, faces life behind bars when sentenced in October. He will serve out his time at a federal penitentiary -- and experts say the possible candidates represent two very different ways for the self-proclaimed "Muslim soldier" to spend the rest of his days.
Shahzad, who entered a guilty plea Monday in U.S. District Court to 10 terrorism and weapons counts, is likely to be sent to a supermax facility in Colorado or a medium/maximum facility in Indiana. Experts tell AOL News that while...
Carl M. Cannon - Politics Daily
With a year to go in the presidency of George W. Bush, then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gave an interview to the BBC in which, inevitably, the issue of the detention center at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay arose. Do you have plans, BBC correspondent Jonathan Beale asked her, to close it?...