News Headlines Article

Uniting Democrats Is Challenge at Health Forum
New York Times

After more than six hours of extraordinary debate on Thursday over health care policy, President Obama had not won over any of the Republicans, and he seemed to end the day largely where he started, with little choice but to try to rally his Democrats to act on their own. Their most viable path seemed to be an effort to attach revisions to the health care bill to a budget reconciliation measure, which the Senate could adopt by a simple majority. “If nothing comes of this we’re going to press forward,” said Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat.