Upbeat Obama says U.S. will revive past ‘reckoning’
Published 02/25/2009, The Dickinson Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama promised a nation shuddering in economic crisis Tuesday night that he would lead it from a dire “day of reckoning” to a brighter future, summoning politicians and public alike to shoulder responsibility for hard choices and shared sacrifice. “The time to take charge of our future is here,” Obama declared, delivering his first address to a joint session of Congress.Word count: 1400
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