Rahm Orders Health Care Article Be Must-Read For Staffers

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When President Obama likes a magazine article, White House staffers had better read it.

Obama’s must-read is Ron Brownstein’s Saturday blog post “A Milestone in the Health Care Journey” at the Atlantic’s political Web site.

Politico noted today that Obama found the article, which lauds Max Baucus’ approach to health care, a good summary of the cost controls in the health care bill.

An administration official tells TPMDC that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel assigned the article as homework during a recent meeting.

According to the official, Emanuel told senior staffers “not to come back to the next day’s meeting if they hadn’t read the article.”

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