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Obama takes a hit on Guantanamo

Democrats tie funding to a plan for prisoners

By Joseph Williams
Globe Staff / May 20, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats, dissatisfied with President Obama's lack of a detailed plan to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison, yesterday rejected his request for $80 million to transfer the 240 detainees still held there, a high-profile rebuke to Obama, who has pledged to close the facility within a year of taking office. (Full article: 910 words)

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