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op shuhn

  • n  the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited
  • n  one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
    what option did I have?
  • n  the act of choosing or selecting

  • Democratic Senators Jay Rockefeller and Chuck Schumer said Thursday evening that they plan to turn debate on the Senate Finance Committee toward a government-run public option on .
  • Tonight, President Barack Obama will once again declare his preference for the so-called public insurance option, a cause clbre for Congressional liberals and a deal breaker .
  • Maine Senator Olympia Snowe's idea of creating a public option as only a fallback if private insurance companies fail to produce genuine competition seems to be gaining currency at .
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  • Rod Blagojevich in New York Times
    I'm going to keep this Senate option for me a real possibility, you know, and therefore I can drive a hard bargain,Mr. Blagojevich said in a recorded conversation with an adviser, according to the affidavit.
  • John McCain in AFP
    This is something that all of us will swallow hard and go forward with. The option of doing nothing is simply not an acceptable option,McCain said.
  • Joe Lieberman in TIME
    Citing his concerns for the impact on the federal deficit, Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut told Fox News on Sunday that "if the public-option plan is in there, as a matter of conscience," he would not support the bill.

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