Dem leaders vow to move forward on healthcare -- with or without GOP
Democratic leaders vowed to press ahead with healthcare reform after a 7.5 hour summit at the White House. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) praised President Barack Obama for the marathon sessions, but said they would act on the Democratic proposals discussed Thursday -- with or without Republican support.
"Every Republican used the same talking points," Reid said in a brief press availability at the White House following the summit. "Time is of the essence. The American people waited five decades for this, and we are going to do this." "The fact is that...