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Obama takes health care pitch to people -- again


WASHINGTON (AP) -- With his health care vision and political clout on the line, President Barack Obama is again is taking his pitch right to the people.

This time, the president is traveling to two politically important states that he won last fall after decades of Republican dominance: North Carolina and Virginia.

Today's mission is two-fold, just as it was at similar events in Ohio last week. The president wants to keep pressuring Congress to quickly agree on legislation and to reassure the public that he's on the right track with health care.

Obama has suffered several setbacks on health care. House and Senate lawmakers remain at a crossroads over a slew of issues. And public opinion polls suggest that confidence in Obama's approach to revamping health care has slipped since he took office.

Online Reporter: Donnie Forti

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