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  • Greg Cannon
    http://www.elpasotimes.com/newupdated/ci_13302122 Obama heckled by GOP during speech to Congress The Associated Press Posted: 09/09/2009 07:00:25 PM MDT
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      Obama heckled by GOP during speech to Congress
      The Associated Press
      Posted: 09/09/2009 07:00:25 PM MDT


      WASHINGTON—The nastiness of August reached from the nation's town halls into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as President Barack Obama tried to move his health care plan forward.

      South Carolina Republican Rep. Joe Wilson shouted "You lie!" after Obama had talked about illegal immigrants.

      It wasn't the only interruption during Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress in the House of Representatives. Earlier, Republicans laughed when Obama acknowledged that there are still significant details to be worked out before a health overhaul can be passed.

      Wilson's outburst caused Obama to pause briefly before he went on with his speech. Overhead in the visitors' gallery, first Lady Michelle Obama shook her head from side to side.
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