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March 8th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Obama reversal could mean a GOP deal on Gitmo

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is offering the White House a deal: His party's support on closing Guantanamo Bay for a deal to try self-professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four others in military tribunals.

The deal would reverse a plan by the Obama administration to try the suspected terrorists in a civilian court. There is steadfast support on both sides and time for debate is running out. Our Susan Candiotti has the report.

Read more: White House considers military trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed


Filed under: Controversy • Justice • Terrorism
March 8th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Obama says responsible withdrawal of troops continues

(CNN) – President Obama says the responsible withdrawal of U.S. troops in Iraq will continue. That commitment came yesterday after the polls in Iraq closed.

Despite a wave of violence, Iraqis turned out for the second national election since 2003. So what does this all mean for the future of Iraq?

We were joined on Monday's American Moring by Gen. Ray Odierno, commanding general of the multi-national force in Iraq, and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill.

Read more: U.S. envoy: Iraqis deserve credit for vote


Filed under: Iraq • World
March 8th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Obama's health care road show

(CNN) – President Obama will be hitting the road this week to try to close the deal on health care reform.

He wants a bill passed this month, with or without Republicans. But even some fellow Democrats sound skeptical about that timetable. Our Suzanne Malveaux has the report.

Read more: Dems: No health care timeline


Filed under: Politics
March 8th, 2010
06:00 AM ET

U.S.-born al Qaeda spokesman held?

Conflicting reports swirled around a possible arrest of al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn.

Conflicting reports swirled around a possible arrest of al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn.

(CNN) - Conflicting reports emerged Sunday over whether Adam Gadahn, a U.S.-born spokesman for al Qaeda, has been arrested in Pakistan.

While a senior Pakistani government official said that Gadahn was arrested Sunday in Karachi - and a second senior Pakistani government official later confirmed Gadahn's arrest - a U.S. intelligence official said there appears to be no validity to the reports that Gadahn was in custody. Other U.S. officials also said they have no indication that Gadahn has been captured.

Gadahn, also known as Azzam the American, was indicted on charges of treason and providing material support to terrorists in 2006. The U.S. government has offered a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture.

Reports of the arrest came hours after Islamist Web sites posted video of Gadahn praising the November massacre at Fort Hood, Texas. On the video, Gadahn said the Army major charged with gunning down 13 people "lit a path" for other Muslim servicemembers to follow.

Authorities have targeted several key Islamist figures in Karachi - the heavily populated port city and financial capital of Pakistan that, for some time, has functioned as a hideout for Taliban and al Qaeda sympathizers. FULL STORY


Filed under: Terrorism • World
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