Maybe all that time Democrats spent courting Olympia Snowe wasn't wasted after all.
Former Sen. Olympia Snowe, a Maine Republican, became the latest lawmaker involved in the drafting of President Obama’s health care law to undermine the case against the legislation currently being considered by the Supreme Court. In an interview with the New York Times, Snowe, who left office in 2013, said that the language at the heart of the suit was perhaps the product of “inadvertent language” and “never part of our conversations at any point.”
Donna Brazile has kind words to say about Olympia Snowe in light of her retirement and how often she reached across the aisle in the name of bipartisanship. She also sees it as an end of future bipartisanship for a while.
President Obama has endorsed a "don't ask, don't tell" compromise between lawmakers and the Defense Department, the White House announced Monday, an agreement that may sidestep a key obstacle to repealing the military's policy banning gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the armed forces.