The Day In Politics, 7/29

Today, we learned that people think health care reform will benefit the nation, but hurt them individually; Sarah Palin is weighing a foray into syndicated radio; Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus gave an optimistic prediction on his committee's health reform negotiations; and a food safety bill was defeated.

We also wondered if Washington has the political will to reform health care; the fading of Iraq from political discussion; what a deal with four Blue Dogs means for health care; and what to watch in the health care debate.

Tomorrow: President Obama hosts Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley at the White House for their much-anticipated beer; the Center for American Progress hosts a discussion on counterinsurgency in Afghanistan; and the Cato institute hosts a policy forum on Venezuela.