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White House Sends A-Team To Israel To Try To Overcome Settlements Impasse, Talk Iran

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Last night, at his White House news conference, Barack Obama was asked to explain his logic for pushing an August deadline on getting health reform legislation passed. "If you don't set deadlines in this town, things don't happen," the U.S. president said. "The default position is inertia ... There's always going to be some interest out there that decides, 'You know what, the status quo is working for me a little bit better.'"

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