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Obama Calls for Health-Care Vote

President Obama is ready to move forward with health-care legislation, calling Thursday for talks and a resolution with Republicans so the bill can move to Congress. His request comes on the heels of Democrats losing their supermajority when Scott Brown was sworn into the Senate, and Obama says Democratic leaders will now work on compromises to health-care bills passed by the House and Senate last year, then move to high-level talks with Republicans. "If Congress decides we're not going to do it, even after all the facts are laid out, after all the options are clear, then the American people can make a judgment as to whether this Congress has done the right thing for them or not," the president said.