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Democrats urged to act on health

Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2009

President Barack Obama pressed Senate Democrats to close ranks quickly behind a deal that has disappointed some liberals, saying lawmakers are "on the precipice of an achievement that has eluded Congresses and presidents for generations." Standing with senior Democrats in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Obama said there is "broad consensus" on the core of the bill. Some differences remain, but President Obama suggested it was time to compromise, the Wall Street Journal reports.