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Obama faults GOP in health debate

Wall Street Journal, August 21, 2009
President Barack Obama, seeking to rally his base, accused Republican leaders Thursday of trying to block a healthcare overhaul from the start and again threw his weight behind a government-run insurance plan. During a radio call-in show and at a town-hall meeting of supporters, Obama tacked to the left as Democratic allies inched toward trying to pass a healthcare bill on their own.