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Congress: Joe Wilson, public option

Rep. Joe Wilson has now raised more than $700,000 since his outburst Wednesday during the president's address to Congress.

His likely 2010 opponent, Rob Miller, has raised almost $1 million. 

Americans United has a new TV ad arguing that a vote against health-care reform is bad politics. 

The Boston Globe: "Senator Olympia J. Snowe, a Republican from Maine who is one of the most influential voices in the debate, said the public option is politically out of the question. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, which is experiencing grievous budget problems, said the bill must not foist new costs on states, and Senator Susan M. Collins, a Republican from Maine, said cost was the number one concern, as I talk to my constituents. On Saturday thousands of people from across the country converged on the mall, angrily protesting Obama's health care plans, deficit spending, and overall agenda. Some of the protesters held signs praising U.S. Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina, who said yesterday that he would not apologize from the House floor."

More: "In his 60 Minutes interview, Obama also acknowledged he has nearly given up working out a deal on health care with all but a few Republicans, the majority of whom he said were interested only in using the issue to restore their party to power."

"Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, a Democrat who recently filled the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat as chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said Sunday that a Senate health-care reform bill would include a "strong" public option and that it would get through by the holiday recess," CNN reports.

The Hill: Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will take center stage Tuesday as the Senate Armed Services Committee hears his nomination to stay on as President Barack Obama's top military adviser. Mullen will have to answer a myriad of questions about the security situation in Afghanistan. He is up for another two-year term as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He can serve for a total of four years.