Democrats look to Senator Snowe

Republican Senator Olympia Snowe is the Democrats’ last hope for bipartisan support on government health insurance only if a person is denied coverage by a private insurer. (NYT)

Jimmy Hoffa, president of the Teamsters, weighs in on health reform, saying the public option isn’t necessary to a health bill. (Bloomberg)

Unemployment rises to 9.6%, the highest rate in 26 years. (Reuters)

In a speech at the Brookings Institute, Vice President Biden defends the stimulus package. (WSJ)

Massachusetts is waiting to see if Ted Kennedy’s nephew, Joseph Kennedy, throws his hat into the ring for his uncle’s Senate seat. (NYT)

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