Tue, Jul 23, 2013 10:28 AM EDT 1:03
President Barack Obama told supporters that he plans to focus his agenda clearly on the economic challenges of the middle class, a theme he will lay out in an upcoming speech and follow up with detailed proposals in the coming months. Presdient Barack Obama spoke to the group, Organizing for Action, and said the role of these volunteers is critical in putting the new health care plan in place and advancing other second-term initiatives -- especially as the August recess approaches. President Barack Obama is enrolling some star power to promote health care. Obama stopped by a private White House meeting with celebrities including singer Jennifer Hudson and actors Amy Poehler, Michael Cera and Kal Penn. The White House says the artists expressed interest in helping spread the word about the health insurance marketplaces opening Oct. 1.