Politics & Government

September 10, 2009

Obama accepts Joe Wilson's apology for 'You lie' outburst

"We all make mistakes," the president said of the South Carolina Republican's shouted comment, which drew widespread condemnation. The phone at the congressman's reelection campaign headquarters in South Carolina was overwhelmed, as was the congresman's Web site, which crashed. A Democrat seeking Wilson's seat reported he'd raised $200,000 in the hours after the outburst.

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