Obama Goes to Hill Tomorrow to Cajole Dems
He will meet with Senate Democrats to try to iron out differences
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2009 4:14 PM CST
President Obama waves after making remarks at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville, Pa., Friday.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – President Obama will head to Capitol Hill tomorrow afternoon to try to keep health care reform from flying off the track in the Senate. Obama will attend a meeting of Senate Democrats at 2pm as internal squabbles intensify over key parts of the legislation. The two big ones revolve around abortion language and the public option, notes the Hill.

On abortion, Ben Nelson vows to vote against any bill that doesn't have strong restrictions against the procedure. He wants to add a Stupak-like amendment, which seems destined to fail given opposition from the rest of his fellow Democrats. On the public option, at least two senators—Joe Lieberman and Blanche Lincoln—don't want any version of one in the final bill. If both vote against the legislation, Harry Reid will be hard-pressed to get 60 votes.