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Obama’s Rx with the Press

If the honeymoon is over for President Obama, so too is the pushback.

His fourth primetime press conference, carried by all of the broadcast networks except Fox, saw Obama not get too rattled. Given the way that he directly answered Politics Daily’s Lynn Sweet’s question about Henry Louis Gates, he even seemed more at ease to extrapolate the facts of the case and offer his frank, although admittedly biased assessment.

The intent of the press conference was to push healthcare reform, and the surprise was the extent to which reporters stuck to the script, a testament to how dominant the issue now is in Washington.

There’s been much talk that Obama has lost control of the healthcare debate in D.C., and that this was his attempt to get ahead of it. But no one in the Beltway really seems to have command of the issues at hand, in what is basically a wrenching process that could very well end in

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