President Obama was interrupted many times by applause today in a speech asking the American Medical Association for help in enacting healthcare reform. He included a pitch for the so-called “public option” to compete with private insurance. We get a progress report and the prospects for reducing skyrocketing medical costs. On an extended Reporter's Notebook, a half-million Iranians defied a ban on political protest today. They were allowed to hear from the official loser in last week's election. We hear from Tehran and Washington.
Banner image: Members listen as President Barack Obama addresses the annual meeting of the American Medical Association in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images