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Public Option Pressure: As Stories Leak WH And Dem Leaders Say No Decision Has Been Made


"No decision has been made," two other sources said this morning.

The House leadership continues to keep its eye on the prize of 218 votes, and believes that any of the public option plans being considered will result in a strong bill.

House Democrats are holding a caucus meeting at 9:30 a.m. and TPMDC will keep you posted.

The Democratic whip's office has been surveying members on the public option for the last several days to get a sense of where they stand on different elements of the bill, a strategy that will inform the final version of what the House introduces.

Jarrett, one of Obama's closest advisers, said it was "too soon to tell" if the White House would get the public option it prefers.

"We're going to keep pushing until the very last moment," Jarrett said.

Late update: Here's video of Jarrett.