Guantanamo Bay detention camp
"This is not something that the president wants to turn over to his successor," Lisa Monaco said.
Obama's 2008 rival says he has a "workable solution" for the controversial prison.
Three senators are calling for "meaningful" action.
The bill would block aid to countries that allow detainees to return to the fight.
Saturday's demonstrations were to mark the 14th anniversary of Guantanamo Bay prison opening.
The proverbial elephant in the room is torture at the hands of the U.S government.
“If they bring him to the U.S., they will Mirandize this guy," said Graham.
Twenty-nine percent said the swap was the "right thing"; 44 percent disagreed.
He said a "dead silence" came over a briefing for senators when they were shown the clip.
The bill rejected many of the Pentagon's requested cuts.
“We never doubted the ability of our Article III court system," Eric Holder said.
The amendment would have restricted the transfer of detainees for at least one year.
“It is a slap in the face for America’s staunchest friend," British lawmakers wrote.
The proposal will face pushback from other senators and the House.
Republicans say the president paid too high a price for the soldier's return.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman called for the facility to be closed.
The detainees are heading to Slovakia and Georgia.
The capture of a suspected ringleader behind Benghazi attack refueled a Washington debate.
A liberal television host says Susan Rice's comments about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl were "crazy."
Several Americans are being held by authorities considered U.S. enemies.
Top Republicans criticized Obama's move to free a soldier captured by the Taliban.
Rep. Adam Smith said it would be the first step to closing the facility.
The last three ethnic Chinese Uighur detainees were sent to Slovakia.
The massive defense bill is always a magnet for hot-button issues.