Senate Blocks Gitmo Closure
Wow. Ninety to six. The honeymoon is over for Barack Obama and Congress: Senate votes to block funds for Guantanamo closure.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major rebuke to President Barack Obama, the Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to block the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the United States and denied the administration the millions it sought to close the prison.
The 90-6 Senate vote — paired with similar House action last week — was a clear sign to Obama that he faces a tough fight getting the Democratic-controlled Congress to agree with his plans to shut down the detention center and move the 240 detainees.