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House Democrats split sharply over the issue of health care reform Friday as negotiations between a committee chairman and party conservatives broke down.

A leader of the party's conservative faction in turn declared that the party's internal negotiations over health care had failed and warned the party leadership not to ram the current version of the health care bill through by circumventing the traditional legislative process.

The escalating public dissension within the ranks of House Democrats raised new questions about the bill's prospects. Read full article »

CNN's Dana Bash, Evan Glass, Brianna Keilar and Deirdre Walsh contributed to this report.

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