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Mike Ross

Meet Rep. Mike Ross: Obama's #1 obstacle to health care reform

July 22, 2009 - For Obama and Democratic leaders anxiously -- desperately? -- trying to pass health care reform by the end of the summer, every week seems to present a new obstacle likely to derail the whole plan. The current Obstacle of the Week: Rep. Mike Ross, a conservative Democrat from small-town Arkansas who is currently leading a Blue Dog rebellion from his perch on the now-critical House Energy and Commerce Committee.