SPOTLIGHT: Partisan politics plague healthcare summit

Rather than coming to any sort of understanding or agreement with regards to healthcare reform, Thursday's nationally televised summit proved to be a battleground for more vicious partisan politicking. Instead of new ideas being presented, old rivalries seemingly were renewed, with President Obama accusing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) of still "campaigning" after his 2008 election defeat. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that, should Republicans not offer any support for reform, Democrats would resort to reconciliation to pass the bill. Article

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