White House: Simple up-or-down vote on health care

President Barack Obama speaks at The America's Promise Alliance Education event, hosted by Alliance Founding Chairman Colin Powell and his wife and Alliance Chair Alma Powell, Monday, march 1, 2010, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

March 1, 2010 8:46:35 AM PST
The White House called for a "simple up-or-down" vote on health care legislation Sunday as Speaker Nancy Pelosi appealed to House Democrats to get behind President Barack Obama's chief domestic priority even it if threatens their political careers.