White House defensive over Obama Supreme Court remarks

By REUTERS
April 5, 2012 02:59

 
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WASHINGTON - The White House was forced on the defensive on Wednesday as it sought to explain controversial remarks US President Barack Obama made earlier in the week about the Supreme Court's review of his signature healthcare reform law.

"What he did was make an unremarkable observation about 80 years of Supreme Court history," Carney told reporters during a White House briefing dominated by the topic.

Obama expressed confidence on Monday that the Court would not take an "unprecedented, extraordinary step" by overturning the law, provoking a storm of protest that he had been inaccurate and was challenging the nation's top judges in an election year.

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