The Financial Times reports that the President has given the House of Representatives a deadline of March 18 to pass the health care bill.

 Who knows how seriously to take this new deadline (I believe the first presidential health care deadline was last August?), but it suggests that some Democrats recognize that this issue is doing them no favors in terms of their electoral prospects in November, and want it over with, one way or the other. It also means that many House Members will be facing intense pressure to switch their votes from no to yes… Opponents of this legislation should be looking at a 10 day push to keep this bad bill from becoming law.