CBO report says public and private insurance can coexist

House Dems are using a recent Congressional Budget Office analysis that says both public and private insurance options can work to boost support for their health care bill. (Reuters)

In what promises to be the world’s most awkward meeting, President Obama will meet with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates and the Cambridge police officer who arrested him next week. (Bloomberg)

Two Republican Senators, Jeff Sessions and Chuck Grassley, have announced they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. (NYT)

Defense Secretary Robert Gates visits Iraq and declares the withdrawal to be going well. (Reuters)

Reagan-era economic adviser Martin Feldstein speaks out against Obama’s health care plan. (WaPo)