This article is the thirteenth in a continuing series chronicling the unfolding history of the Obama Administration. The writer's opinions are not offered, leaving the readers to arrive at their own conclusions.
"Just the other day, one Republican senator said, and I'm quoting him now, 'If we're able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him'."Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, July 20, 2009
Day177/July18th/Saturday: In his weekly address, the President urged the House and the Senate to seize the opportunity and vote for healthcare reform that gives the American people the best care at the lowest cost, reins in insurance companies, strengthens businesses and, finally, gives families the choices and the security they need. Transcript Video
The President spoke by telephone with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to congratulate Yudhoyono on his re-election, to expressed support for and solidarity with his government and the people of Indonesia in the wake of yesterday's terrorist attacks in Jakarta and offered U.S. government support for the ongoing Indonesian investigation.