Mark Halperin’s three things to watch for in politics for Tuesday, July 28.
1. Watch President Obama again talking about health care today. He’ll participate in a tele-town hall from AARP’s headquarters this afternoon. After a few days off from a hard push campaign on health care, watch to see what kind of message the president tries to send on health care. Watch to see if he continues to talk about the importance and necessity of reform or tries to stake out some new ground that might unstick some problems on Capitol Hill.
2. Watch as House Democrats continue to negotiate their health care bill. Talks are centered in the Energy and Commerce Committee, between Chair Henry Waxman and the panel’s Blue Dog Democrats, so watch to see if there’s progress there in getting a bill out before August recess.
3. Watch for progress on the Senate’s bipartisan health bill. Reports say three Democrats and three Republicans are close to reaching a deal, so watch to see how that develops this week and whether the deal they reach is indeed feasible for consideration by the entire Senate.