Is someone trying to tell the health care summiteers something? As the leaders dispute minutiae and Senators count their minutes, there remains one constant: the clock above the fireplace before which President Obama has been sitting is stuck at 4:00pm. Skeptics may say it's a metaphor for the health reform impasse.

After a late start and an even later break for lunch, we say it's ironic... The meeting was scheduled to END at 4:00p. At this pace, that's not likely to happen.

Not all of the clocks and watches in the room are broken, though. Click here for more from my colleague Trish Turner on the battle over floor time.