INFIGHTING

Dems vs. Dems on Health Care

After a long week of discussions over health-care reform, House Democrats reached one conclusion Friday: that they would keep negotiating. Although President Obama launched a massive health-care push this week, Congress is now further from passing legislation than it was on Monday. Democrats are fighting over the details of the legislation. Tensions have mounted so much in the House that on Friday, liberal and conservative Democrats attacked each other for “empowering the Republicans.” For now at least, it seems the fighting has done little more than bring discussions back to square one: “Everything that was off the table a couple hours ago,” Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.) said, “is now back on the table.”