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Obama persuades Kucinich to back healthcare bill

Washington Post, March 18, 2010

President Obama claimed his first convert on healthcare reform when Rep. Dennis Kucinich (OH) said at a news conference that he will back the still-unfinished package. Senior Democrats, labor unions, and an array of interest groups have intensified their efforts to sway wavering lawmakers before a vote in the House this weekend. Obama has declared that, after a year-long battle, Congress is finally poised to pass the overhaul.