Senator Harry Reid and the Public Option

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Two weeks ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appeared to be dumping the so-called "public option" for healthcare reform to avoid alienating moderates in the Democratic Party. Yesterday, he made it part of the compromise bill he submitted for Senate debate, a concession to liberals. With 50 reporters on hand, when asked if he has the 60 votes needed, the Nevada Senator didn't answer. What about the Obama White House, Olympia Snowe and Reid's own chances of re-election? Dana Milbank writes the Washington Sketch column for the Washington Post.




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