Obama on the Issues: From Abortion to War

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  • Barack Obama on Immigration
  • President Obama on Social Security
  • President Obama on Taxes
  • Barack Obama on Terrorism
  • President Obama on War
  • Where Obama Stands on the Issues
  • President Obama on Abortion and Birth Control
  • President Obama on the Economy
  • President Obama on the Federal Debt
  • Barack Obama on Education
  • Barack Obama on Energy and Environment
  • President Obama on Foreign Policy
  • Barack Obama on Marriage Equality
  • Barack Obama on Guns
  • Barack Obama on Health Care

Terrorism

Approved the raid that found and killed Osama bin Laden, set policy that U.S. would no longer use harsh interrogation techniques. Largely carried forward George W. Bush's key anti-terrorism policies, including detention of suspects at Guantanamo Bay despite promise to close the prison. Also has continued with military commissions instead of civilian courts for detainees and invocation of state secrets privilege in court. Expanded use of unmanned drone strikes against terrorist targets in Pakistan and Yemen.

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