President Obama Expected to Survive Bout of Heartburn

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US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House on November 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama held the  press conference one day after his Democratic party was defeated in midterm elections. President Obama congratulated his Republican opponents Wednesday on their midterm election victory and promised to work constructively with them in Congress for the next two years."Obviously, Republicans had a good night and they deserve credit for running good campaigns," he said, after Republicans took control of the Senate and strengthened their hold on the House of Representatives.
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Obama went in for a CT scan at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Saturday after his physician noticed some “soft tissue swelling” in his throat, which has been sore lately. Doctors have determined that Obama is suffering from acid reflux — a.k.a. heartburn — which they have vowed to “treat accordingly,” perhaps with some Tums, or by recommending a reduction in the president’s coffee intake.