The first paragraph of the New York Times' article focused on his call for an "up or down vote" on health care reform and the timetable in which he hopes to pass the bill.
The second paragraph introduced a quote from Obama which added voice to the story. You also learn where and when the speech occurred.
In the third paragraph you learn the context and larger situation in which the speech occurred.
Throughout the rest of the article small points were made in reference to Obama's speech, but they were typically followed by reactions from other political officials.
This article seemed to focus more on reactions about the potential success or failure of the bill.