Clyburn: Bring back the public option 

In an interview with MSNBC's Savannah Guthrie just now, House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., stated that if Democrats try to ram health care through Congress using the budget reconciliation process, they might as well go back and include the much-maligned public option. Because they will not need 60 votes, he said, Democrats should push to the Left.

Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., who was interviewed just afterward, frowned on the strategy, naturally. "I think the process they're using won't really be fair and give the American people a chance for input," said Camp, who cited the Massachusetts Senate election as evidence that voters are unhappy with

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