Obama gives Congress plan to close Guantanamo Bay prison

February 23, 2016 3:41 PM

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President Obama, hoping to finally meet his 2008 campaign pledge, sent Congress a plan Tuesday to close the Guantanamo Bay prison and transfer up to 60 terrorism suspects to a U.S. prison, senior administration officials said Tuesday morning.

The GOP-led Congress has been strongly opposed to closing the controversial prison at the U.S. Navy station in Cuba, and it's unlikely that the White House proposal will gain much traction in an election year.

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