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Stumping for jobs plan, Obama pushes health bill

New York Times, February 3, 2010

While President Obama promoted the new job-creation program he described as his No. 1 priority, he refused to abandon his embattled healthcare legislation, vowing to "punch it through" resistance in Congress. The strong emphasis on healthcare came a week after he did not mention it until deep into his State of the Union address, and he seemed intent on erasing any doubts about his commitment, the New York Times reports.