Washington (CNN) - The White House is "geared up to go on offense" on health care messaging this week, a White House official tells CNN.
As the Senate debate over health care reform gets underway, the administration is planning to "push back on the distortions and misinformation... being circulated by interest groups and opponents." The new offensive includes a video featuring Vice President Joe Biden and the presidents of the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Family Physicians.
(Who do Americans trust more on health care reform, asks Biden in the video: doctors and nurses, or "special interests"?)
The video comes as White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer continued his string of tough November blog posts slamming opponents of President Obama's proposal with a holiday weekend salvo taking on one Washington Post columnist - with the White House pledging more of the same to come.