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Snowe Public Option

Olympia Snowe and the Importance of Being Pivotal

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Olympia Snowe's vote might not have been a tie-breaker, but it was a mood-shifter. And at least she's not the kind who gloats, flaunts her influence and does a victory dance when the bargaining is done.

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Reid Is Only One Or Two Votes Shy On Opt-Out Public Option

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is just one or two Senate votes shy of having a filibuster-proof majority in favor of a public option for health ins...

Sam Stein

Reid Aide: Snowe Will Not Be At Negotiating Table

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Harry Reid's office is pushing back against reports that the Majority Leader is planning to include Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) among the group ...

Olympia Snowe Still Opposes Public Option Because it's Too Good

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Snowe's blindly ideological view on health care asserts, against common sense, that even when the outcome is likely to be inferior, we should prefer "private" solutions.

Snowe's Constituents Want A Public Option: Poll

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new poll from Democracy Corps reveals that Sen. Olympia Snowe's (R-Maine) constituents support President Obama's sweeping health care plan. Democ...

Rockefeller: GOP Bringing "The Hammer" Down On Snowe

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There's a very revealing moment in an interview that public option hero Jay Rockefeller gave to Ezra Klein. Rockefeller suggests he has first-hand kno...

White House Deep In Talks With Snowe On Health Care Bill With "Trigger"

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP WASHINGTON — Hoping to salvage his politically endangered health care overhaul, President Barack Obama will give a State of the Union-style a...

Sam Stein

Snowe's Ties To Health Care Industry Raise Concern As Reform Talk Heats Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate Republican who is front and center in the health care debate has received more than $1 million in campaign contributions from the health ca...