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New Health Care Law May Offer Cure For Democrats

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New Health Care Law May Offer Cure For Democrats

New Health Care Law May Offer Cure For Democrats

New Health Care Law May Offer Cure For Democrats

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NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says the signing of the health care bill has gone a long way toward assuaging for President Obama the shock of Jan. 19 — that's the day Democrats were stunned by the loss of Edward Kennedy's Senate seat to a Republican.

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Yesterday's White House signing ceremony for the health care bill was more political pep rally than sober presidential business. NPR's senior news analyst Daniel Schorr says that's hardly surprising, given that the first patient healed by the legislation may be the Democratic Party itself.

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