Two of the three Senate Republicans negotiating a bipartisan deal on health care reform said they consider an agreement out of reach before the Senate goes on its August recess.
That likely dashes the hopes of Democratic leaders and President Obama for a deal among the so-called Gang of Six negotiators that could deliver critical momentum for the stalled health care overhaul.
The announcement was in contrast to some degree of progress made earlier in the day in the House. An agreement between four fiscally conservative House Democrats and the chamber's Democratic leadership allowed committee debate to resume on their version of the health care bill. Read full article »
CNN's Dana Bash, Evan Glass, Deirdre Walsh and Ed Henry contributed to this report.