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Obama bucks up Democrats on health care
San Francisco Chronicle - Erica Werner, Associated Press Writer

Some congressional Democrats are seizing on President Barack Obama’s fresh call for a sweeping health care overhaul as a message to show resolve and get the legislation done. Yet doubters remain. After a week of turmoil, due in large part to the Massachusetts special election that denied them their filibuster-proof Senate majority, a few Democrats said the president’s strong boost for health care in his State of the Union address Wednesday stiffened their spines.