[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/09/09/cell.phone.gi.art.jpg caption="Environmental Working Group has assembled an online guide to cell phone radiation, rating more than 1,000 phones in the U.S."]
(PRESS RELEASE) –- Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) research team has assembled the most comprehensive online consumer guide ever to cell phone radiation, rating more than 1,000 cell phones marketed in the U.S.
With this free, user-friendly online tool, consumers can make informed decisions about which cell phones to buy. The EWG guide uses easy-to-read graphics to illustrate each phone’s radiofrequency emissions, enabling consumers to make quick comparisons of radiation output of various wireless devices.
EWG’s top 10 phones, based on low emissions:
EWG’s list of highest radiation phones:
WASHINGTON (CNN) - After months of criticism that he has failed to outline a specific health care reform plan, President Obama will address a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night in a speech aides say will be to the point.
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At stake for the president: getting Democratic factions on board with his plan and convincing Americans of the need for health care reform.
"He's going into full campaign mode" with this speech, said Gloria Borger, CNN senior political analyst.
Some have even deemed it one of the key legislative speeches of his presidency to date.
"Wednesday night's health care speech may be one of the toughest he has faced," said CNN contributor David Gergen.
Obama, for the most part, has issued broad reform ideas, but he has left most of the specific legislative details to leaders in Congress, who have faced sometimes contentious negotiations.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama's speech to Congress Wednesday on health care reform will probably be one of the high-noon moments of his presidency.
[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/09/08/congress.trigger/art.obamaflag.gi.jpg caption="President Obama has faced pushback from members of his party on a public health care option."]
Surrounded by liberals demanding a government-run public option and centrist Democrats - along with Republicans - who want to dump the option, Obama just might have his finger on something that can get him through this health care showdown: the "trigger" option.
The idea would give insurance companies a defined period to make changes in order to help cover more people and drive down long-term costs. If those changes failed to occur within the defined period, a trigger would provide for a public option to force change on the insurance companies.
A public option is a government-funded, government-run health care option, similar to Medicare. Under the plan, people would pay premiums 10 to 20 percent less than private insurance.
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