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Tuesday News: Marco Rubio is a “Fringe Crank” Attacking the Wrong Opponent; Ted Cruz Needs to Fire Himself


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, February 23.

  • Video: President Obama Delivers Remarks on Closing of Guantanamo Bay


  • Hillary Clinton statement on Guantanamo Bay:

    I support President Obama’s plan today to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and finally close the door on this chapter of our history. Over the years, Guantanamo has inspired more terrorists than it has imprisoned. It has not strengthened our national security; it has damaged it. That’s why I backed closing Guantanamo as a Senator, and when I ran for President in 2008, as did both then-Senator Obama and Senator McCain. As President Obama’s Secretary of State, I appointed a special envoy and worked with our friends and partners around the world to repatriate or resettle prisoners, with all appropriate monitoring and security. Closing Guantanamo would be a sign of strength and resolve. Congress should implement President Obama’s plan as quickly and responsibly as possible.