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Obama challenges critics of healthcare overhaul

Wall Street Journal, August 24, 2009

President Barack Obama continued to confront critics of his healthcare overhaul proposal in his recent radio and Internet address, charging them with making "phony claims meant to divide us." Obama appealed to Americans to summon "what's best in each of us to make life better for all of us," and support the plan, which Republicans in their response called a "government takeover" of the U.S. healthcare system.