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Obama Will Make His Case To Congress

Multiple outlets now confirm that President Obama will use the bully pulpit of a joint session to Congress as part of his renewed push on health care. The prime time speech next will be next Wednesday, Sept. 9.

An Oval Office address was also being discussed. But taking the fight directly to Congress may have been more impactful in the White House's mind; after more than a month of public debate, the final battle now is on Capitol Hill, after all.

All this brings to mind President Clinton's health care speech, almost 16 years to the date, on September 22, 1993. "At long last, after decades of false starts, we must make this our most urgent priority, giving every American health security, health care that can never be taken away, heath care that is always there," he said that night.

You can see a portion of that address here: