A Day After Congress Withholds Funds, Obama Defends Decision To Close Guantanamo | Talking Points Memo

Yesterday, Congressional Democrats denied President Obama, at least for now, the funds he needs to close down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. They were responding in part to scare tactics from Republicans, who have been insisting for months that Obama’s plan will bring terrorists to American cities. But they were also upset that Obama hadn’t used his bully pulpit to counter those charges. Today, Obama did just that:

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