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President Obama: Necessary reform, absurd attacks

In his weekly address, President Barack Obama called health insurance reform critical to our nation’s long-term economic strength and dispelled the outlandish rumors being promoted by those who are defending the status quo.

SLIDE SHOW Faces of health care fight

On Aug. 4, some 800 Illinois residents, political leaders, union members and health care experts came together to demand quality, affordable health care for all. Rally sponsors included Health Care for America Now, Illinois Citizen Action and Organizing For America.

Keith Olbermann: A 'special comment' on health care

Keith Olbermann calls out Sen. John Thune, Sen. John McCain, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans - whom he argues 'owns' the insurance industry - as well as a few Democrats, too - specifically the 'Blue Dogs' - in a 'Special Comment'.

JON STEWART VIDEO Conservative William Kristol admits government-run health care is first class

Bill Kristol bets that Sarah Palin will come on the Daily Show and admits the government can provide first-class health care on Jon Stewart's Daily Show.

VIDEO Health care reform cannot wait

Americans United for Change, a labor-backed coalition, and MoveOn.org are fighting Republican moves to scuttle health care reform with new TV commercials.

VIDEO White House press conference on health care reform

In a prime time press conference focused on health care reform, President Obama explained what's in it for you and your family, health care and the economy and who should pay for the reform - watch the full video:

VIDEO Walter Cronkite on 9/11

Walter Cronkite interviewed on David Letterman days after Sept. 11, 2001. Cronkite is prophetic, a thoughtful American.

VIDEO President Obama addresses the NAACP @100

President Obama's speech at the NAACP convention, July 16, 2009.

SLIDE SHOW Stop the 'doomsday' budget cuts

CHICAGO – In a massive midday turnout, thousands of children, students, parents and leading advocates of state and citywide organizations that provide badly needed human services to working families and low-income communities here protested at the downtown Thompson Center June 18 against “doomsday” budget cuts approved by state lawmakers last month.

VIDEO Dr. George Tiller: The loss of a hero

Dr. George Tiller wanted to be a dermatologist. But when his physician father died, Dr. Tiller temporarily took over his father’s family practice in Wichita.

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