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Certain members of the Republican Party need to stop knocking the current administration's attempts to clean up the messes caused by the previous one and "grab a mop," President Barack Obama said during a Democratic National Party fundraiser in New York on Tuesday night.

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and his merry band of legislators on Tuesday nixed an amendment proposing that a government-backed "public option" be included in Baucus' contested health care reform plan, using the argument that the public option addition would further diminish the bill's chances of passing.

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Sure, being POTUS is tough sometimes, and you're bound to royally tick off a large percentage of your constituency no matter what you do. But in the case of health care reform, President Obama, you have one Lee Stranahan to help you break this one down."Uninsured father" Lee Stranahan steps in to help President Obama get to the bottom line fast about health care reform.

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Despite rumblings from detractors on both sides of the aisle, President Barack Obama held his ground as he held forth about health care reform in a speech at the White House on Friday afternoon, declaring that he was "absolutely convinced" that substantial changes to the system will be made this year.

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