Obama Won't Procrastinate His Push for Change

Some say his focus on healthcare, energy, and overhauling the financial system is too much at once.

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Obama advisers see a central irony. "One reason there is so much urgency is that Washington has put off decisions on these issues for decades" during which the problems have been allowed to fester, says White House spokesman Josh Earnest. Now the bills are coming due. And Obama has staked his presidency on his belief that Americans will agree that there can be no more procrastination.

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