White House in Damage Control Over Obama Supreme Court Remarks

The White House

Barack Obama

healthcare reform

was forced on the defensive on Wednesday as it sought to explain controversial remarks President made earlier in the week about the Supreme Court's review of his signature law.

Jay Carney

"What he did was make an unremarkable observation about 80 years of Supreme Court history," White House spokesman 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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Source: The Chicago Tribune