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Obama Health Care Speech

GOP Rebuttal To Obama Speech: Let's Just Start Over

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's Republican adversaries remain ready to rumble in the aftermath of his impassioned push to reform America's...

Instant Reaction Polls: A Pre-Speech Primer

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

The odds are good that after Obama's health care address, at least two television networks will release results from "instant reaction" surveys. Odds are almost as good that pundits will misread those surveys.

The Problem with Obama's Speech

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Why bah humbug Obama's health care speech? Because it went almost exactly as predicted. Great rhetorical flourishes, but did anyone hear him say that he was definitely going to fight for the public option? No.

Rachel Maddow On Obama's Speech: President Offered "Full, Formal Defense Of Liberalism" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rachel Maddow's initial reaction to President Obama's health care speech to a joint session of Congress was largely favorable, particularly the end of...

Obama Health Care Speech: Text

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Video clips of various segments of the speech are available throughout the transcript below. Scroll down to the bottom to watch the speech in full. ...

Predictions for Barack Obama's Health Care Speech

John Knefel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Knefel

Whatever else may be true of the final bill that comes out of the House and the Senate, we can be sure that it will leave progressives disappointed and marginalized -- even moreso than usual.

Jonathan Cohn: The News In The Speech

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Looks like there's some news in the speech after all. Quite a bit. On the policy front, President Obama tonight endorses, clearly and unambiguousl...

Obama's Health Care Speech: HuffPost Bloggers React

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

See a roundup of what HuffPost bloggers are saying about President Obama's health care speech to a joint session of Congress.

Obama Health Care Speech Reactions: HuffPost Readers Share Their Thoughts

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama said himself Wednesday morning that he hasn't been clear enough on his plans to reform health care: "I, out of an effort to give...

What Still Ails America

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

We're addicted to attacking each other. To the point where some of us wear firearms to town hall meetings, heckle disabled women in wheelchairs, and bite actual body parts off people.

President Discusses Letter Ted Kennedy Sent Him On Health Care Reform (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama related a moving letter that the late Senator Ted Kennedy wrote to him regarding the importance that health care reform has to the mor...

Michelle Obama's Guest List: Who Will Sit With The First Lady Tonight

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

First Lady Michelle Obama will be watching as President Obama delivers his health care speech before Congress on Wednesday night. She'll be joined in ...

Obama Health Care Speech Reactions

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George Stephanopoulos, ABC News I...think this might have been the most emotional speech I've ever seen President Obama give. He was right on the edg...

Obama Speech Twitter Reaction: Read Multiple Feeds From Newsmakers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You don't have to watch Obama's speech alone. We're hooking you up with twelve Twitter feeds from journalists and politicians so you can see who is po...

Obama: Time for 'bickering' is over on health care

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Shaking off a summer of setbacks, President Barack Obama summoned Congress to enact sweeping health care legislation Wednesday nigh...

Obama Reform Speech Will Kick Off "Final Debate," Axelrod Says

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Even as liberals urge President Barack Obama to demand bold, far-reaching changes to the nation's health care system, the White Hou...

Dan Froomkin

Paging A Different President Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I understand why Obama hasn't taken a more aggressive approach until now. But he doesn't have to actually get angry. All he has to do is level with us and propose a clear, detailed way out of this mess.

Obama Must Unequivocally Champion the Public Option and Fight For It

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

This is Obama's true test. His biggest flaws as president so far have all come down to his hesitation to fight the narrow, entrenched industry groups serving their bottom line at the expense of the people.

Obama To Congress: Don't Lose Heart On Health Care

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, worried about growing resistance to his health care plan, exhorted Congress not to "lose heart" Friday and ...