Video: Obama’s Health Care Speech to Congress
Listening to the president’s speech Wednesday night was at times riveting, at times like listening to an insurance salesman. He gave a strong defense of the public option, but also indicated he would settle for whatever he could get.
Click here to read a full transcript of the speech. — PS
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