Centrist Senate Democrats Declare Independence from Obama

Hosted by

In the Congress, the Democratic majority is divided between liberals and moderates, who call themselves Blue Dogs and often vote with Republicans. In the Senate, the party  had been more unified. President Obama says the financial crisis makes it more urgent than ever to take on expensive projects like healthcare, education reform and global warming. Today, a group of moderate Democratic Senators, led by Evan Bayh of Indiana, declared they have their doubts. Roll Call's Emily Pierce has more on this new challenge for President Obama.




Warren Olney