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Everyone's working the phones

From NBC's Mark Murray
Right now, everyone is working the phones on health care -- even the ex-president of the AFL-CIO.

An AFL official tells First Read that John Sweeney, the federation's former president, is making calls to House Democrats who are undecided due to the health-care legislation's abortion language.

"Sweeney is a life-long devout Catholic who believes in the importance of the church in fighting for social and economic justice," AFL spokesman Eddie Vale says. "He will be making a moral case about the importance and necessity of health care for our country."