REFORM

Obama Hails Energy, Health Care Strides

Obama thinks all his hard work on health care and clean energy is going to pay off. In his weekly video address on Saturday, the president said a "foundation for the future" was laid this week for health care and clean energy reform. He praised congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle for coming together "around common goals—to embrace a shared sense of responsibility and make historic progress." Corporate leaders are on board for clean energy initiatives, he said, and health care companies have pledged to reduce costs. "That's the kind of urgency and determination we need to achieve comprehensive reform by the end of this year," he said.