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Obama injects himself into health talks, despite risks

New York Times, August 13, 2009

In pursuing his proposed overhaul of the healthcare system, President Obama has presented himself as aloof from the legislative fray and merely offering broad principles, according to the New York Times. But behind the scenes, Obama and his advisers have been quite active, sometimes negotiating deals in a manner that is potentially at odds with the president's rhetoric, according to the Times.