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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.
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 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'.
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.
Americans United for Change, a labor-backed coalition, and MoveOn.org are fighting Republican moves to scuttle health care reform with new TV commercials.
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:
Walter Cronkite interviewed on David Letterman days after Sept. 11, 2001. Cronkite is prophetic, a thoughtful American.
President Obama's speech at the NAACP convention, July 16, 2009.
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.