President Postpones Asian Trip As Healthcare Passage Nears

The fierce and escalating battle over health care reform Friday forced President Barack Obama to delay his departure on a trip to Indonesia and Australia by three days until Sunday, March 21.(AFP/FIle/Saul Loeb)

Dems seek agreement, quick vote on health care…

President Obama will postpone an Asian trip  planned to begin March 18th. The President  hopes to be in Washington for the historical moment  when the Healthcare Reform bill finishes final passage in the Congress late next week. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks about healthcare reform ...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks about healthcare reform at her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks during a health ...

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks during a health care news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 11, 2010.(AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

 Ted Kennedy On Health Care 1978:

 

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Dems: Time to ‘rip the band-aid off’…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her members Friday to brace themselves for a climactic health care vote as early as next week.

 

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