Though the House has repealed health-care reform, it won't be repealed by the Senate, meaning the effort is virtually dead. But House Republicans can still try to dismantle the law by other means.
Nancy Pelosi wins her bid to remain leader of the House Democrats, as leadership on both sides of the aisle remains largely the same – despite Election 2010's mandate for change.
Newly elected moderate and conservative Democrats helped the party build a ‘big tent’ majority in the House. But those very same members – worrying about 2010 elections – are threatening Democrats' majority on major votes.
Two major left-leaning activist groups are threatening to work against Democrats who vote against a public option or for abortion restrictions in healthcare reform legislation.
President Obama's speech on healthcare reform Wednesday night will provide an opportunity for lawmakers to rally around a more moderate bill, centrist senators say.
Cost concerns of the party's fiscal hawks will need more time to resolve, Pelosi acknowledged Monday.
The House's caucus of conservative Democrats has long threatened its party's leadership only to fall in line. But Blue Dogs are taking a harder line on healthcare.