With Health-Care Reform on the Line, Obama Reframes Critical Debate

After a month of angry town hall meetings and dire predictions about the state of his top domestic priority, President Obama moved forcefully Wednesday night to take the initiative on health care -- and in the process rejuvenate his presidency and unite his fractious Democratic Party. Full Story »

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Patricia L'Herrou
3.7
by Patricia L'Herrou - Sep. 10, 2009

a fair summary of where the president's speech fits in the challenge to reform the country's health care. the writer touches on the role of the republicans and points out the vital role now of the congressional democratic party. his final note says a lot: "much work remains."

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Keila MonKei Harris
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by Keila MonKei Harris - Sep. 15, 2009

"matters...you should read"

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Derek Hawkins
3.5
by Derek Hawkins - Sep. 9, 2009
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Iva Radman
4.0
by Iva Radman - Sep. 10, 2009

I think political stories are always a bit questionable when it comes to quality journalism. Everyone--even journalists--has an opinion when it comes to politics and sometimes it's difficult to write an unbiased story, especially when it comes to the President. I think Dan Balz did the best he could without coming across as an advertisement for President Obama. He presented the all facts as they were stated last night, with the exception of one--the fact that Joe Wilson (R-SC) called the President a liar during the part of the speech which spoke about illegal immigrants being eligible for health care. He addressed so many things in detail except that one point of the speech. I think it was important in showing both sides of the ... More »

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