1. Snowed? Sen. Susan Collins, apparently, is NOT looking to her to partner-in-crime, Olympia Snowe, for cover on a public option trigger. Collins rejected it today on CNN's State of the Union.
"The problem with trigger is it just delays the public option," Collins told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, "because the people who are going to be making the determination about whether the market is competitive enough, want the public option."
2. Snowe, on Face the Nation, said that the public option was not currently part of the "Gang of Six" negotiations in the Senate.
3. On Fox News Sunday, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) said that the House TRICOM health care bill not pass muster with the Senate. On This Week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ruled out public funding for abortion in the health care bill.