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Democratic Confidence Breeds Dissent

Senate Democrats said Tuesday that they were divided over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to include a government-run health insurance plan in the coming health-reform bill. “I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know," Sen. Max Baucus, Democrat of Montana, said when asked if he had changed his view of the public plan's chances. "I just really don’t know." Reid would need all 58 Democrats and the two independents who caucus with them to support the bill. Sen. Joe Lieberman, Independent of Connecticut, has already said he'll oppose the bill.