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Even as the White House looks for ways to win over moderate Senate Democrats, the president is taking steps to quell the revolt brewing on his left.
My colleague, Teddy Davis, has more:
President Obama spoke by phone Friday afternoon with several liberal lawmakers who are adamant about health reform legislation including what they describe as a "robust public option."
"He asked us very directly what we mean by a 'robust public option.' He asked us to define it. What are the elements?" Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., one of the participants in the call, told ABC News.