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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. Portuguese financial markets surged following a weekend decision to allow the fragile coalition government to remain in charge, eliminating for now the prospect of snap elections and more political uncertainty. Israel's premier announced he is fast-tracking legislation that would allow him to put any peace deal with the Palestinians to a national referendum ? an apparent attempt to silence hard-liners in his party and coalition government.