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Axelrod says WH will 'substantially meet' Gitmo deadline

A top adviser to the president said the administration is 'making good progress' towards closing Guantanamo detention facility.
A top adviser to the president said the administration is 'making good progress' towards closing Guantanamo detention facility.

(CNN) – With the clock ticking down to the Obama administration’s self-imposed deadline for closing the U.S. military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, senior Obama adviser David Axelrod said the White House believes it will come close to the original deadline but may not exactly make the one-year deadline.

Announcing on January 22 of this year that “Guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now,” Obama himself committed the new administration to closing the controversial facility by late January 2010. Since then, the administration has confronted complex legal issues over what to do with the approximately 200 terror suspects still detained at Guantanamo, which has made the deadline increasingly unattainable.

But, in an interview that aired Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, Axelrod said the administration will come close.

“We believe we’re going to substantially meet the deadline,” Axelrod told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, “We may not hit it on the date but we will close Guantanamo and we’re making good progress toward doing it.”
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November 15th, 2009
10:59 AM ET
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Reliable Sources: Palin, Prejean pursue different media strategies


Washington (CNN) – As anticipation builds ahead of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's book release Tuesday, attention is also focusing on how Palin, who will appear Monday on The Oprah Winfrey Show, will handle the very same media outlets that she railed against endlessly during and after her vice presidential campaign. Palin's book, "Going Rogue: An American Life," has stirred controversy even before its release, with an aide to her former running mate, presidential candidate John McCain, calling the account "fiction." A war of words has also erupted between Palin and the Associated Press, which obtained and reported on the book Friday, prompting Palin to say the AP’s account was “erroneously reported.”

CNN's Howard Kurtz discussed the irony of Palin's media strategy and the sparks she is likely to ignite, during a discussion with cultural experts on Reliable Sources Sunday morning.
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Filed under: Sarah Palin • State of the Union
November 15th, 2009
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Clinton: No truth to rumor she is considering New York gov run

(CNN) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used no diplomatic doublespeak Sunday when asked about a rumor she was considering a run for governor of New York next year.

"No, no," she said on the ABC program "This Week," adding: "I hope maybe we can put it to rest today."

Clinton said she was committed to her job in President Barack Obama's Cabinet, adding it was "an extraordinarily important time to be secretary of state for our country."

"That rumor is dead," Clinton said. "If you could please put it in a little box and send it off somewhere, I'd appreciate it."


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • New York
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