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White House Races to Close Gitmo

After a series of missteps, the White House is regrouping to meet its self-imposed deadline of closing Gitmo in four months. But officials are saying that it will be hard to meet that goal of shuttering the notorious military prison. To help the cause, the White House has bumped administration counsel Gregory B. Craig off the job and put another top adviser, Peter Rouse, in his place. The Obama folks are doing their best to try to preserve Craig's reputation through the shake-up. One official told the Washington Post: "Greg Craig is a hero."