House Democrats continued the hunt for the 216 votes needed to pass the health care reform bill. Gwen Ifill talks to a health care reporter about how lawmakers may maneuver to push the legislation over the finish line.
President Barack Obama made the case for health care reform Monday in Ohio, putting muscle behind congressional leadership as they look to secure votes to pass the reform bill. Kwame Holman reports.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the past week, including the rift between the White House and the Supreme Court over President Obama's State of the Union and the ongoing negotiations to pass…
House and Senate Democrats moved a step closer to final agreement on health care legislation with hours of closed-door negations Thursday. Jim Lehrer talks to NPR reporter Julie Rovner about the price tag and the hurdles facing the bill.
During a Monday appearance in Philadelphia, President Barack Obama took on insurance companies and struck back at Republicans in a bid to propel his health reform proposal forward. Ray Suarez talks to two health policy experts.
As President Obama pushed for Congress to complete health care reform legislation in the next few weeks, Jim Lehrer talks to Washington Post reporter Ceci Connolly and political analyst Norm Ornstein about the tactics Democrats might use to try to…
President Obama said Wednesday he wants a final up or down vote on health care reform, and Democratic leaders say they are ready to push the measure through without bipartisan support if necessary. Jeffrey Brown reports.
By Dave Gustafson
As Democrats weigh the next steps for health reform on the heels of a bipartisan summit on the stalled legislation, one option under discussion is a rarely used Senate procedure known as reconciliation.
As Democrats prepare to move ahead with health reform, Kwame Holman offers a primer on how they may use Senate rules to advance the legislation without Republican support.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the past week, including President Obama's health reform summit and how the political parties are weighing potential gains and drawbacks from Democrats using budget reconciliation to pass…
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.