The First Draft: numbers down
The numbers are down and that’s not good for President Barack Obama’s healthcare push.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll shows public support of Obama’s handling of healthcare reform, a centerpiece of his domestic agenda, fell below 50 percent for the first time.
Plenty on the plate for healthcare debate watchers today.
House Energy and Commerce Committee marks up legislation and Obama attends a roundtable with health care providers and is expected to make a statement around 1 p.m. Stay tuned.
Morning shows led with the American soldier captured in Afghanistan, showing the video of his detention that was put on the Internet this weekend.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells ABC’s Good Morning America that everything will be done to find and free him.
Photo credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque (Obama at healthcare forum on July 1)