WSJ — White House Bid to Close Gitmo Hampered by Snags in Congress

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison by January faces snags in Congress that some of the president’s supporters say result from a lack of White House muscle.

The Obama administration won a measure of support last week when House and Senate negotiators agreed on a joint Homeland Security appropriations bill that allows Guantanamo prisoners to be transferred to the U.S. for prosecution if the administration provides a plan for handling each detainee case.

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