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Congressional Black Caucus Conference

Congressional Black Caucus Conference

Congressional Black Caucus Conference

Washington, DC
Saturday, September 26, 2009

President Barack Obama spoke during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual Phoenix Awards dinner. He talked about health care reform, urging Congress to take swift action. Earlier, panelist held a town hall discussion on the economy.

Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010 at 12:54pm (ET)

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