Obama Praises Colorado Fire Response; GOP Hits Health Care

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

President Barack Obama says the wildfires in Colorado are another example of Americans pitching in to help in times of tragedy and emergency bring Americans together.

Obama used his weekly media message today to praise the coordinated response to the fires which have killed at least two people and destroyed hundreds of homes.

Obama's attention to Colorado takes on added significance coming less than five months before the Nov. 6 presidential election. Colorado is an important swing state in Obama's contest with Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

For the Republicans, the target this week is the health care law. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso argues that it has not lived up to billing and vows that Republicans would work to repeal it.

Despite the Supreme Court ruling, Barrasso says the law is "unworkable, unaffordable, and very unpopular."

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