The Obama administration announced it was going to appeal a federal ruling that allows prisoners at Bagram Air Force base in Afghanistan to challenge their imprisonment in court. Rachel Maddow noticed that the Obama administration is continuing a tradition of releasing bad news on Friday afternoon. It's politics as usual, according to Newsweek's Michael Isikoff.

This video is from MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Apr. 13, 2009.

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